Ask Richard Leese

The organisation ‘We Own It’ recently encouraged people to get in touch with the leader of their local Integrated Care System to ask questions about what is happening to local healthcare services. In Greater Manchester, the chair is Richard Leese https://weownit.org.uk/findmynhs People who used the ‘We Own It’ tool may have received a reply from … Continue reading Ask Richard Leese

The Big Conversation

The Health and Care Bill has now passed through parliament. The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership appears to be running some form of consultation about their Integrated Care Partnership (System). It is clearly designed to get the responses they want, so that they can claim that the GM population supports what they are … Continue reading The Big Conversation

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.

Save St Mary’s Department of Reproductive Medicine

GMKONP is organising a socially distanced demonstration against the threat of closure of St Mary's Department of Reproductive Medicine and privatisation of its services. This will take place on Saturday 5th June, at 11.30 a.m. in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester (near the Queen Victoria Statue). Find out more about the campaign here: https://tinyurl.com/u3zf4ymt Sign a petition … Continue reading Save St Mary’s Department of Reproductive Medicine