We train fewer doctors per head of population than any other European country. 36% of UK doctors graduated outside the UK, 10% from EU countries, 26% from non-EU countries.1. Most non-EU doctors coming to the UK use either the Tier 2 (skilled worker) visa, or the Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange short-term) visa. Visa rules….
Members of Health Campaigns Together and Keep Our NHS Public have been urged to write to the Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, Charles Massey, following its recent response to Dr Hadiza Baw-Garba’s conviction for negeligence manslaughter. DFNHS members are asked to consider doing the same. (more…)
Doctors for the NHS will be submitting evidence to the Health Select Committee on Accountable Care Organisations and Sustainability and Transformation Plans. You can read a summary of the evidence on STPs here and on ACOs here.
GPs will debate a proposal to allow privatised GP services in England today and Doctors for the NHS stands firmly against the idea. (more…)
A campaign seeking a judicial review to stop the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, from bringing forward technical changes to regulations that would facilitate the introduction of Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) in England was launched last week: and DFNHS members are being asked to support it. (more…)
A collection of short presentations in video format interviewing Caroline Molloy, Editor of OurNHS – ideal for sharing The controlled demolition of the NHS The massive scale of privatisation The state of nursing On Theresa May, Brexit, Trump and the NHS
The stirring speeches, the resounding applause, the calls to action, the shouts of support. Talk nhs: a public debate on the past, present and future of the nhs (RSM London, Saturday 19th August) promises to be one of the most motivating and well-attended public meetings on the plight of the NHS for some time. The….
The Royal College of Physicians is calling for the government to increase NHS funding substantially this year, as well as improve spending on social care and public health, otherwise “patient care will continue to deteriorate” as the current shortfalls are “now having a significant impact on the ability … to deliver safe and effective patient….
Doctors for the NHS member and Keep Our NHS Public Co-Chair Dr Tony O’Sullivan has been videod by Ealing Save Our NHS, answering the questions people ask about the NHS: is it being privatised, isn’t private better, why the NHS is best. This absolutely needs to be seen. Widely.
[6 October 2016] Doctors for the NHS has learned that the government is blocking any further expansion of a scheme which would solve the problem with shortages in doctor numbers without threatening net migration or disadvantaging doctors from resource-poor countries – the very week Jeremy Hunt pledges to make the NHS “Self sufficient” in doctors…..