Powerful songs, dynamic music, unique video footage and moving storytelling. GMKONP are staging a production of ‘Free For All’ at Stockport Labour Club on 4th December, at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.30pm. Banner Theatre’s Free For All pays tribute to a health service still rated the most efficient and successful in the world. … Continue reading Free For All – Tue 4th Dec
Keep Our NHS Public Greater Manchester and 999 Call for the NHS are proud to present: For One Night Only......... Accidental NHS Activist Steven Carne brings his own Special Measures to Manchester for a unique cabaret night. A musical comedy web of parliamentary intrigue, media skullduggery and rubber duck battles. Not every show mashes up … Continue reading Special Measures – Fri 16th Nov
NHS England is consulting on the contract for a new model of health and social care provision that threatens the break-up of the NHS into units run by less accountable ‘Integrated Care Providers’ – or ‘ICPs’. Each of these ‘business units’ would control spend and rationing of healthcare for populations of up to 500,000. These huge … Continue reading Integrated Care Providers
NHS debate: Does devolution in Manchester move the NHS closer to Nye Bevan’s vision for what it should provide? The NHS is undergoing unprecedented reforms in Manchester, at a time of austerity and ongoing pressure on the public purse. The reforms claim to move the NHS towards a more integrated system aiming to improve the … Continue reading NHS Devo Debate – Welcome to MHS
Hospital cleaners, catering staff and porters will be among the staff joining a 48-hour strike at Royal Bolton Hospital from 7am on Thursday 11 October, to demand pay parity. They are employed by a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, but are not being paid the wage increase that was agreed … Continue reading Bolton hospital staff to stage 48hr strike
NHS England launched a 3-month consultation on new contracts for "Integrated Care Providers" (ICPs) on August 3rd, right in the middle of the school holidays. They obviously wanted to minimise public awareness of the issues and participation in the debate. NHSE says ICPs are “not new types of legal entity, but rather provider organisations which … Continue reading Secretive Consultations on Integrated Care Providers – just another name for “Accountable Care Organisations” ?
A Message from 999 Call for the NHS This autumn, 999 Call for the NHS will be in the Court of Appeal for a 2 day hearing of our appeal against NHS England’s Accountable Care Organisation contract. The Court of Appeal has granted us permission on ALL seven grounds we applied for, to appeal the … Continue reading #Justice4NHS