Our NHS Saturday 4th March 2017

Our National Health Service is at breaking point.   On the backdrop of continued cuts and closures, private companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS. Continued pay restraint has since the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now 25,000 nursing and 3,500 midwifery…

STP National Day of Action, 3 December 2016

Many, many thanks to all of you who have written to councillors to request the Sustainability and Transformation Plans and appendices be published on the Council websites. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-plans-to-dismantle-our-nhs Resistance to publishing the financial, activity and workforce appendices to the plans is widespread, and even an FOI has been rejected. The shift away from NHS accountability…

National NHS Demonstration 4th March 2017

HCT is calling a national demonstration in London on 4th March . We believe the time has come to demonstrate the breadth and depth of support for the NHS and anger and opposition to the destructiveness of Tory policies. Sat 4th March is going to be a big demonstration. With Britain’s biggest union, Unite, already…

STPs: Secretly Transmitted Privatisation

While councils in Greater Manchester collaborate with the plans to privatise our NHS, two councils at the other end of the country are refusing to cooperate as John Furse explains …. Hammersmith & Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) called it a ‘public engagement’. But their October 3rd event at St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith proved to…