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Northern ReSisters

KONP member Bernadette Hyland publishes a new book this week; Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women. The book includes conversations with several women in the Gtr.Manchester area who are active in the campaigns to save the NHS. This includes; Karen Reissman, nurse and executive member of Unison who is leading the SavetheBolton Health Services Campaign.…

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Why £8bn is a zombie figure that won’t save the NHS 

CAROLINE MOLLOY 16 April 2015 As the former boss of the NHS slams politicians for not addressing the financial ‘black hole’, will the pledged £8bn merely be used to pump prime further privatisation and cuts? The introduction to a series examining the parties’ NHS manifesto pledges. The NHS electioneering has so far been dominated by arguments…

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Election Questions – PFI Bleeding the NHS  Dry

Joel Benjamin 17 November 2014  The Private Finance Initiative is a big part of the privatisation that’s killing England’s NHS, so why aren’t any of the main parties opposed to it? 1. What is PFI? Rather than Central Government directly funding infrastructure works like schools or hospitals, Private Finance Initiative (PFI) means a consortium of private…

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The Devo Manc plan is a blitzkrieg attack to fast- track the reconfiguration of the NHS into new business models ready for private company take over. 

Anna Athow, retired surgeon        Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils  ( GMATUC )  called a mass NHS emergency protest rally to protest against the devolution of the Greater Manchester NHS Budget, called “Devo Manc”, without public scrutiny.   An emergency resolution passed by GMATUC stated in part,   “ As trade unionists we can only suspect…