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
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
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’
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 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
BANNERS AND PLACARDS! Please join us at the SOS NHS demonstration on Saturday 26th Feb. 2pm, St Peters Square Manchester. Please bring banners and placards to let people know how you feel about our NHS.
SOS NHS is a new coalition of campaign groups and trade unions which are demanding emergency funding for the NHS from the Government to support services and staff and not the private sector. So far our campaign is backed by Keep Our NHS Public, Health Campaigns Together, People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Unite the Union, GMB, We … Continue reading SOS NHS
We are asking all Greater Manchester supporters of KONP to write to their local councillors, and any councillors in your borough who you think would be supportive, about the Health & Care Bill. The way the NHS is governed in GM currently means that councillors can play a bigger role in opposing the effects of … Continue reading Write to councillors
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
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
There is to be a Health and Social Care bloc at the 'People's Assembly March' to protest the Tory Party conference on Sunday 3rd October. Anyone wanting to join should assemble in Whitworth Park in front of the Art Gallery Café windows overlooking the park from 12 noon.The People's Assembly is also organising a number … Continue reading Protest The Tory Party Conference
Find out more about the Health and Care Bill and how dangerous it will be to your health. https://keepournhspublic.com/campaigns/scrap-the-health-and-care-bill/
Politicians and medics pay tribute to Kailash Chand, who received an OBE for his health service work. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/27/respected-gp-and-fearless-defender-of-nhs-dies-at-73-kailash-chand?fbclid=IwAR3x8uaGEdtAxNjI7o-X0cJuWpyAOkuX3TYBifPZ8SFcjwpTP9d-sME-P8w
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
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.