Letter To Richard Leese

Today 1st July marks the start of a new system to run the NHS in England since the passing of the Health and Care Act 2022. The NHS has now been split into 42 Integtated Care Systems. It is no longer a national organisation. We are in the Greater Manchester ICS. GMKONP has written to … Continue reading Letter To Richard Leese

Integrated Care System in Greater Manchester Starts Friday 1st July 2022

On Friday 1st July, a new body will control the running of the NHS in Greater Manchester as a result of the new law called the Health and Care Act 2022. This is a major change which will have profound impact on everyone. 74 years after the public, free NHS was opened at Trafford General … Continue reading Integrated Care System in Greater Manchester Starts Friday 1st July 2022

Patients Not Passports presents ‘NHS Borderlands’

As part of the Week of Action against the Hostile Environment and Refugee week on  Wed 22nd June: at 7.30 Greater Manchester Patients Not Passports presents 'NHS Borderlands': a short investigative documentary into the human cost of charging migrants for accessing the NHS. The film explores the story of Angela, who fled persecution in Zimbabwe … Continue reading Patients Not Passports presents ‘NHS Borderlands’

Protect Our NHS From The Health and Care bill

The campaign group 'We Own It' organised a photo opportunity recently for their campaign to support some amendments to the Conservative Health and Care Bill. Several Greater Manchester MPs were there to support the amendments. Afzal Khan    -    Manchester Gorton Jeff Smith- Withington Rebecca  Long Bailey    -    Salford and Eccles Tony  … Continue reading Protect Our NHS From The Health and Care bill

Greater Manchester Patients Not Passports

Supporters are urged to sign an Open Letter to Greater Manchester Trusts calling on them to oppose the Government’s hostile environment within the NHS, and refuse to share Data with the Home Office or pursue charging.   The link to the letter is here: https://gmiau.org/patients-not-passports/ Below is the text of a leaflet we produced for the … Continue reading Greater Manchester Patients Not Passports

NHS Birthday Protests for Staff Pay, Patient Safety and An End To Privatisation

The rain didn’t stop the Manchester part of the nationwide NHS protests on 3rd July. The protests were called by Keep Our NHS Public, Health Campaigns Together, NHS Workers Say No and NHS Staff Voices - KONP. The key demands of the protests were for patient safety, pay justice and an end to privatisation.Manchester’s protest … Continue reading NHS Birthday Protests for Staff Pay, Patient Safety and An End To Privatisation

NHS Trust Apologises Over Trauma Caused By Charging Overseas Patients.

10th July 2020 An NHS trust’s approach to charging “overseas” patients for healthcare may have scared people away from seeking treatment, with domestic violence survivors hit with bills for thousands of pounds and one patient ending up on the streets, a report has found. Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust (LGT) apologised for “any instances where patients were … Continue reading NHS Trust Apologises Over Trauma Caused By Charging Overseas Patients.