Respected GP and ‘fearless defender’ of NHS dies at 73

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

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

HEALTH campaigners in Manchester stage demonstrations demanding that health charges for migrants be abolished as part of a zero-Covid strategy.

Article from The Morning Star HEALTH campaigners in Manchester staged demonstrations on Saturday (13th March) demanding that health charges for migrants be abolished as part of a zero-Covid strategy. Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public campaigners protested outside Manchester Royal Infirmary at noon. Norma Turner from the group said: “The Joint Council for the Welfare … Continue reading HEALTH campaigners in Manchester stage demonstrations demanding that health charges for migrants be abolished as part of a zero-Covid strategy.

Vaccines For All

Greater Manchester KONP has taken action in support of the impressive Vaccines for All campaign that was launched by Patients Not Passports, with this letter to all 10 Health and Wellbeing Boards within Greater Manchester and the GM Health & Social Care Partnership plus Mayor Andy Burnham. vaccines-for-all-letter-to-health-and-wellbeing-boards_publishable-versionDownload We are asking them, not only to … Continue reading Vaccines For All

The NHS is vaccinating millions of people against Covid-19. But people with insecure immigration status, or no status at all, may incorrectly think that they can’t go to a doctor.

You are entitled to register with a GP and receive the vaccine, regardless of your immigration status. You do not need proof of address or ID, proof of immigration status, or an NHS number. The GP surgery will not share any of your information with immigration enforcement. The NHS is vaccinating millions of people against Covid-19. … Continue reading The NHS is vaccinating millions of people against Covid-19. But people with insecure immigration status, or no status at all, may incorrectly think that they can’t go to a doctor.

IN 2021 : END THE HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT FOR MIGRANTS WITHIN OUR NHS

New Year 2021 campaign update bulletin Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public (GM KONP) is working with allies to end the #HostileEnvironment for migrants within the NHS in our region. Our demands are : end the practice of migrants being charged for NHS hospital services;end the sharing of patient data by the NHS with the Home Office, … Continue reading IN 2021 : END THE HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT FOR MIGRANTS WITHIN OUR NHS

The Pandemic and Privatisation-how to fight back

The pandemic has been a goldmine for private contractors and management consultants. But while the private sector (not least Tory ministers’ chums and donors) celebrate their new-found riches, the fiascos of failed private services have been exposed to millions.Privatised test and trace systems have become byword for failure, just as poor standards of hospital cleaning … Continue reading The Pandemic and Privatisation-how to fight back

People’s Covid Inquiry by KONP

With more than100,000 deaths from Covid-19 KONP believe the public deserves to know how and why this has happened. The death toll will continue to rise for many months until vaccination starts to have an effect. In the meantime, learning the right lessons is urgent if lives are to be saved. Our ‘People’s Covid Inquiry’ … Continue reading People’s Covid Inquiry by KONP