The Great NHS Heist

  Given the imminent threat to the NHS we have decided to give free access to The Great NHS Heist film, in the run up to the General Election. Information is the lifeblood of democracy & to this end we hope this film will help you decide how to vote and become active citizens in … Continue reading The Great NHS Heist

The NHS Dismantled

  John Furse The Americanisation of the NHS is not something waiting for us in a post-Brexit future. It is already in full swing. Since 2017 Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) have been taking over the purchasing as well as the provision of NHS services in England, deciding who gets which services, which are free and which … Continue reading The NHS Dismantled

Wigan and Leigh drug and alcohol staff take strike action

 Strike action involving 31 staff employed by Addaction is set to go ahead after Acas talks did not reach a resolution to their dispute on Wednesday. A 100% vote for strike action was prompted by Addaction’s failure to keep its promise to pay staff the NHS rates for the job. Their union UNISON says that … Continue reading Wigan and Leigh drug and alcohol staff take strike action

There is a crisis in mental health services in the UK

It's time to act. Almost 7000 mental health nurses were lost from 2009 to 2018. Meanwhile, the number of doctors in specialist psychiatric training fell by 20%, and beds available for patients with serious mental health issues fell by over 8000. That's why we're holding a one-day conference in September this year to take a … Continue reading There is a crisis in mental health services in the UK

Reclaim Social Care- a petition for Greater Manchester

Reclaim Social Care- a petition for Greater Manchester We understand that local authority funding has been viscously cut by successive governments, since 2008.  However we also understand that it is the legal responsibility of local authorities to deliver support and care to vulnerable people within their communities. We call on you, Andy Burnham, as mayor … Continue reading Reclaim Social Care- a petition for Greater Manchester