Report from the AGM of GM Centre for Voluntary Organisation on devolution

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council since 1996 and a Labour Party member since 1984 today told the AGM of the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation that he wants to see less beds in GM hospitals, including Tameside, one of the most deprived areas in the country, with some of the worst … Continue reading Report from the AGM of GM Centre for Voluntary Organisation on devolution

Manchester council leader’s call for less hospital beds condemned

Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public today condemned the call by Manchester city council leader Richard Leese for local hospitals to have less beds. Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council yesterday told the AGM of the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation that he wants to see less beds in GM hospitals, including Tameside, … Continue reading Manchester council leader’s call for less hospital beds condemned

Public Discussion: The NHS in Tameside

Tameside Keep Our NHS Public konp.tameside@gmail.com is pleased to invite you to a   Public Discussion: The NHS in Tameside   Date:    Thursday 26 May 2016 Venue: Rutherford Suite, 2nd floor, Hyde Town Hall Time:   6.30 - 8pm, doors will open from 6.15pm Our speakers will include: Dr Milton Pena, former NHS Orthopaedic Consultant at … Continue reading Public Discussion: The NHS in Tameside

Devo Manc leaders seek private investment for NHS

Devo Manc leaders seek private investment for NHS 16 MARCH, 2016 BY LAWRENCE DUNHILL in the Health Service Journal   Council leaders in Greater Manchester have had “exploratory discussions” with private investors as they seek capital investment for the NHS. As part of the devolution programme, the region is looking at non-NHS sources of funding … Continue reading Devo Manc leaders seek private investment for NHS

NHS Devolution – supporting cuts and privatisation

The announcements of NHS devolution plans and pilots for Manchester (Devo including NHS), Cornwall, Gloucestershire, North East Combined Authority, Liverpool and London came as a surprise to local residents. The most shocking part is that the plans were all agreed by senior - mainly Labour - politicians negotiating with the most cold-blooded Chancellor of the … Continue reading NHS Devolution – supporting cuts and privatisation

Public ‘not told’ about local devolution deals, -BBC

Greater Manchester has been at the forefront of the devolution of powers from Whitehall   Councils in England must do a better job of telling residents about new powers they are being given by Whitehall, MPs have said. The government's "devolution revolution" to councils includes housing, transport and planning. The Communities and Local Government Committee … Continue reading Public ‘not told’ about local devolution deals, -BBC

What could be worse than a privatised NHS ?

  This autumn sees the opening of the Trafford Care Co-ordination Centre. All GP referrals in Trafford and it seems social care as well, will be sent to this new centre. Sounds great you may say...it certainly seems that way in the corporate video you can watch here According to Trafford CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group- … Continue reading What could be worse than a privatised NHS ?

Junior Doctors’ contract and American corporate takeover of the NHS

 By Dr Bob Gill @drbobgill Introduction The latest assault on the NHS involves the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors that will see their salaries slashed by 30% with requirement for evening and Saturday work (1). The excuse used to justify this change is to provide a 7 day service and improve patient … Continue reading Junior Doctors’ contract and American corporate takeover of the NHS

Tameside Hospital exits special measures but must become “Integrated Care Organisation”

17 September, 2015 | By Lawrence Dunhill A troubled foundation trust has been taken out of special measures, the support mechanism for struggling NHS organisations, after it agreed to undergo a radical transformation to achieve savings of £28m by 2020. Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is set to become an integrated care organisation, following recommendations … Continue reading Tameside Hospital exits special measures but must become “Integrated Care Organisation”

The NHS is being hijacked – ‘Deadly Spin’

Wendell Potter offers an essential insight into how the US insurance industry operates to maintain their dominance of the American health care system. As the NHS is being hijacked by these same corporations, UK health campaigners need to have a greater understanding of the modus operandi these predatory corporations. Introduction  Wendell Potter is a former … Continue reading The NHS is being hijacked – ‘Deadly Spin’

How has the public sector been destabilised, and prized open for profiteers?

How have it's highly trained and respected staff been rendered powerless to prevent services being dismantled, privatised and patient and public safety put at risk? Both these questions can be answered when you consider and understand the central importance of New Public Management (NPM) Thatcher's government commission the Griffiths Report in the 1983 which introduced … Continue reading How has the public sector been destabilised, and prized open for profiteers?

Open up your eyes to ‘Devo-Manc’

BARBARA DRESNER 7 August 2015 'Devo-manc' is part of the government's austerity agenda and its wider attack on the NHS. I’m a member of Tameside (Greater Manchester) Keep Our NHS Public and my local Patient Participation Group (PPG). In July I attended 6 meetings in one week connected to KONP. Over 40 years in Social … Continue reading Open up your eyes to ‘Devo-Manc’

THE brutal face of so-called “Devo-Manc” proposals to integrate healthcare with what’s left of social care budgets in Greater Manchester

Vital decisions about the structure of our NHS are increasingly being taken with little or no evidence to back them up, writes JOHN LISTERTHE brutal face of so-called “Devo-Manc” proposals to integrate healthcare with what’s left of social care budgets in Greater Manchester has been exposed by the decision to strip emergency surgery from six … Continue reading THE brutal face of so-called “Devo-Manc” proposals to integrate healthcare with what’s left of social care budgets in Greater Manchester