The DFNHS Newsletter is about to get an upgrade. New design, more features, four colour, and on new paper. The first issue with the new design and content will be out in September. (more…)
News / Blog
DFNHS member Dr Jacky Davis and Dr David Wrigley, two of the authors of NHS For Sale, were interviewed by BBC Merseyside’s Roger Phillips while they were in Liverpool for the BMA conference on 24 June. They pulled no punches about what was wrong with the NHS, and how the government was steadily marketising our….
The NHS Bill has been presented to this parliament by Green MP Caroline Lucas, as a Private Members’ Bill. Eleven other MPs signed the Bill (the maximum allowed), including SNP MP and DFNHS member Dr Philippa Whitford. (more…)
When Dr Philippa Whitford saw what was happening to the NHS, she faced one of the toughest decisions of her life. Should she continue to treat the patients in the job she loved as a breast surgeon? Or should she take up a calling that was every bit as challenging: become an MP? (more…)
The first trust to engage with a PFI scheme, Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, has encountered major problems with fire safety owing to construction flaws. These are now being put right – at public expense. Which raises a grave question: who pays for PFI failures? It looks to be the public. (more…)
Head of the BMA Dr Mark Porter has roundly criticised the government’s opening ‘promise’ to make the NHS a ‘7-day-a-week service’: by pointing out that it actually already is one, needs more money to stay that way let alone improve, and can only improve if it gets the investment to be better co-ordinated. Which this government….
A post-election poll by leading political pollster Lord Ashcroft has demonstrated that the NHS is a high priority to most voters – whoever they vote for. Which is encouraging news for NHS campaigners, if only the message can get across. Which it must, if the NHS so many care passionately about is not to split up….
Doctors for the NHS have added their voice to the debate over whether private practice is unethical following a BMJ editorial, in a leading national tabloid – the Daily Mirror. (more…)
We’ve abridged all of the main parties’ manifestos so you can see their policy on health. (more…)
The power of entertainment will be used to tell the truth about what is happening to the NHS: it will also give a very good night out. Bring Back the NHS is a star-studded celebration about the NHS and will happen on Friday 24 April at Westminster Hall, London, 1900. (more…)