The weekend of 4th and 5th July will be the 72nd anniversary of the founding of our NHS, and we are joining Keep Our NHS Public, Health Campaigns Together, People’s Assembly and We Own It, in calling a weekend of events to wish our NHS a happy birthday and demand its restoration as a well-funded, universal public service available to all. KONP are also….
This NHS anniversary weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July, Keep Our NHS Public and Health Campaigns Together are calling for nationwide local events and a national online rally on Sunday 5th July at 4:30 PM to say, ‘Our NHS deserves better’. (more…)
Political campaigning group We Own It are calling on the public to sign a petition demanding that Serco has its contract for track and trace of Covid cases removed, in the light of grave doubts about its performance. Sign here.
38 Degrees are calling for people to sign their latest petition, on the way migrants are being treated and left without healthcare despite the pandemic. Sign up here.
A campaign by front-line doctors to secure better PPE mounted a protest at Downing Street during the last ‘Clap for Carers’ applause (Thursday 28 May). Doctors for the NHS supports their campaign. (more…)
Clearing the decks in hospitals, in order to respond to the first wave of patients with Covid-19, has avoided the desperate scenes that were seen in hospitals in the north of Italy and in New York City, but has come at a cost. (more…)
Doctors for the NHS (DFNHS) has called on contact tracing for Covid-19 to be put back into the public domain, after early reports  of ‘shambolic and inadequate’ recruitment and training of contact-tracing staff by private Call-Centre firm, Sitel. (more…)
We condemn Home Secretary Priti Patel’s decision not to scrap the NHS surcharge for overseas NHS and Care workers, which is set to rise to over £600 a year despite the fact that these ‘essential front-line, key’ workers pay the same tax and national insurance as anyone else doing their job. (more…)
Currently we are caught in a maelstrom of the very alien and all-too-human. What are we to make of our healthcarers having to face a dangerous pandemic while so dangerously ill-equipped? Some historical snapshots may explain. (more…)
Recording and comparing deaths from Covid-19 – every one of them a tragedy for families and individuals – should demand the highest possible transparency and clarity. But the reality falls far short. (more…)