The recent BBC story on how much NHS consultants were being paid as ‘overtime’ revealed this government’s true agenda for their next target: the consultant contract. Doctors for the NHS defended the need for the NHS to be staffed and funded properly, which was the real reason behind the need for some consultants to be….
Thursday, 19 November 2015 The overwhelming majority of junior doctors voting to take industrial action is the surest sign yet that this government’s treatment of the NHS and its staff will not be tolerated. (more…)
Doctors for the NHS has begin targeting all doctors in trusts in England facing cuts or changes to service , starting with Addenbrookes, Cambridge, in a bid to recruit more members and stop the NHS from being broken apart. (more…)
The most damning evidence of the folly of the ‘purchaser-provider split’ has been revealed by The Times*, which reports on contract-awarding bodies throughout the NHS giving contracts to the same organisations their GP members are on. ‘An ethical conflict’ is putting it mildly. (more…)
There is an astonishing problem with the ‘need’ to make GP appointments ‘7 days a week’: most people are not interested. According to a much larger survey reported in the Independent. Which belies the real question: what is this all about, then? The true driving agenda is far more sinister. (more…)
See Up to date figures for the latest figures relating to health and social care spending, bed numbers, medical staff numbers, A & E attendance, cancer targets, PFI costs and much more. This is an extraordinarily useful resource compiled by Dr John Lister.
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….
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….
Campaign now. Write or email your prospective Parliamentary Candidates. Prevent the NHS being dismantled Full details can be found at here www.nhsbill2015.org
The actor made an electrifying defence of the NHS. If only our politicians could speak as plainly. See his full speech on: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/mps-michael-sheen-nhs-britain-politicians