public meeting in Bolton Central Library on 12th October about the situation of local GPs

Below are the notes from a public meeting held in Bolton to discuss the situation around local GPs following a take over by the private health company Operose. 1st speaker was Jacqui Wakefield, a Panorama presenter. The private company Operose, which is owned by the US health insurance company Centene, itself owns 70 GP practices … Continue reading public meeting in Bolton Central Library on 12th October about the situation of local GPs

CAMPAIGN FOR A NATIONALCARE SUPPORT AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICE -RESPONSE TO THE FABIANS REQUEST FOR EVIDENCE ON AROADMAP TO A NATIONAL CARE SERVICE

The National Care, Support and Independent Living Service (NaCSILS) campaign http://www.nacsils.co.uk is a non-party political alliance calling for radical change to social care. They brought together a wide range of groups and organisations committed to a radical transformation of Social Care based on seven core demands. The steering group includes representatives from Doctors in UNITE, … Continue reading CAMPAIGN FOR A NATIONALCARE SUPPORT AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICE -RESPONSE TO THE FABIANS REQUEST FOR EVIDENCE ON AROADMAP TO A NATIONAL CARE SERVICE

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