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BMA (Silently) Backs NHS Bill Principles

The Council of the British Medical Association has agreed to support legislation which implements ‘strong and clear’ BMA policies on the NHS – which are reflected in the NHS (Reinstatement) Bill, laid before Parliament last week.  But the BMA remains silent on what should be a triumph of its own processes.  (more…)

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Cancer Services Not For Profit

The highly controversial 700 million tender for Cancer Care in Staffordshire has been leaked and published on line on opendemocracy.org. It’s a must, but alarming, read by  Caroline Molloy, the editor-in-chief of  OurNHS. She writes : The leaked proposals include handing all responsibility for commissioning cancer services for 800,000 patients to a ‘prime provider’ – which….

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DFNHS March bulletin out now

Read all about it in the DFNHS  March newsletter  available here with paper copy sent to all members New name – new game – new future Welcome to GPs NHS privatisation Critique of the Commonwealth http://premier-pharmacy.com/product/diflucan/ Fund data                                   March….

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Save our Surgeries Join us 19th March

Please join us at the Save Our Surgeries protest Thursday 19th March 2pm on the large traffic island at the junction of Commercial Road, Burdett Road, East India Dock Road, West India Dock Road. This is at the top of Gill Street where Limehouse practice – featured in BBC1 Inside Out London on Monday evening….

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Doctors for the NHS – official launch Monday 2nd March 2:00 pm

Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street London SW1A 2LW Introduction by Rt Hon Frank Dobson MP, Secretary of State for Health 1997 -99 Principal speakers Dr Eric Watts, co-chair DFNHS: Why Doctors for the NHS  is needed now. Dr Peter Fisher, founding member of the NHS Consultants’ Association and President of DFNHS: The expansion of the NHS Consultants’ Association into Doctors….

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Letter to MP about NHS Reforms & Cancer (NE Essex)

Dear Brooks Newmark (MP for Braintree, Essex), I am writing to you to express my concerns about the Coalition’s proposed re-organisation of the NHS. As a hospital consultant working in Colchester and treating many of your constituents I had got used to the “constant change to give the illusion of progress” agenda of the previous….

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The Fight to Save Britain’s NHS

The following remarks were delivered to the Annual Meeting of Physicians for a National Health Program in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29 2011 My American husband said – talk slowly otherwise they won’t understand your accent. Added to that handicap I have rather lost my voice so I’m really hoping you can understand me today…..

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