I’m a Doctor – Not a Proxy Border Guard

Jeremy Hunt’s actions  are more callous than ever. New regulations have come into force in the NHS. Anybody accessing an NHS service outside of hospital will be required to prove their eligibility for free care. This includes mental health and antenatal care. Foreign visitors who are deemed ineligible will be required to pay up-front, before…

The human cost of the ‘health tourism’ crackdown

Yet again, we are talking about the costs to the NHS of ‘health tourists’. It’s pretty clear to me that this argument is distracting from the larger debate about central funding. People who deliberately come to the UK to benefit from NHS care cost £100-300 million per year, 0.3 per cent of the annual health…

Wigan calls Public NHS Meeting Sat 6th May- As Council look to cut £87million

Speakers confirmed: Dr Kailash Chand OBE; Estephanie Dunn – Royal College of Nursing; Karen Reissman – Unison Health; Lisa Nandy MP. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fight-for-our-nhs-tickets-33306146581 Wigan Trades Council has invited local MP’s and Councillors to join them in a local campaign to challenge the Government’s plans to reform the NHS. In letters sent today to MP’s and Councillors…

Weekly NHS Protests to be held in Bolton

Following on from the successful public meeting in March there will now be weekly protests. Suporters will meet weekly for up to an hour between 1.30 and 3.00 pm on a Wednesday to express support for staff at the hospital. We would like everyone who can to commit to gathering at the hospital every week…