Question: When is the best time for NHS England to consult the public on massive changes to their NHS? Answer: The summer holidays of course, when many people are away and Parliament is in recess. They are simply going through the motions and the consultation is a smokescreen to moving ahead with their plans. NHS … Continue reading Have your say – Integrated Care Providers Consultation – open untill 26th October 2018
By Lawrence Dunhill 21 August 2018 It would be rash to start making early judgements on Greater Manchester’s devolution project, but there is some cause for concern around one of the key measures of success. With the help of a £450m transformation fund – a level of investment which other health economies would love … Continue reading North by North West: Where is Greater Manchester’s transformation?
Peaceful protest outside the NHS Confederation's annual conference, highlighting our opposition to the cut-backs, privatisation and underfunding of our health and social care system. The venue is the Manchester Central Convention Complex, previously known as the GMEX. We will be joined by the NHS Anti Swindle Team. Join us there from 11.30am
There have been a growing number of reports of cash-strapped hospital trusts announcing plans to develop private companies to employ non-clinical staff. Trusts are enthusiastic about this approach as a way to save money and reduce deficits. There are two ways money can be saved: through the VAT system - a private company working for … Continue reading Back-door Privatisation: the rise of the spin-off company in the NHS
Support staff at the three hospitals in Wigan borough are on strike this Wednesday and this Thursday, and we're urging all supporters to visit their picket lines whenever you can during that time. The strike is against the transfer of hundreds of staff to a "subsidiary company" which can attack their terms & conditions of … Continue reading NHS Strikes in Wigan
We are giving full support to a strike by hundreds of staff at the Wigan-based hospitals Wigan, Wrightington, and Leigh, on Weds 23 and Thurs 24 May. The strike is against the NHS trust outsourcing the staff to a subsidiary company called “WWL Solutions” which will be a private company owned by the NHS Trust, … Continue reading Wigan NHS strike 23-24 May
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