NHS STOCKPORT CCG High profile vanguard faces threat of industrial action

By Lawrence Dunhill, 23 January 2018 Unison has issued an indicative ballot asking staff if they are prepared to take industrial action. Staff concerns present further difficulties for a project which has already been scaled back from initial plans. Questions raised about projected reductions in hospital activity, as well as the involvement of the former … Continue reading NHS STOCKPORT CCG High profile vanguard faces threat of industrial action

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NHS Crisis Protests – Wigan/Trafford/Manchester

Details of protests: Wigan: Friday 19 January, Wigan town hall (time TBC) Trafford: Tuesday, 23rd January 6.30 pm, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road Stretford M32 0TH Manchester: Tuesday 30 January, 10am Manchester town hall All around Greater Manchester a series of demonstrations demanding action to fix the NHS crisis are now being planned.  Lobbies outside … Continue reading NHS Crisis Protests – Wigan/Trafford/Manchester

Public, Private, Voluntary, Charity – how should NHS services be provided?

  Caroline Bedale At a recent Socialist Health Association (SHA) meeting in Manchester (16th December 2017), Richard Bourne outlined ideas for the future of the NHS, based on the idea that we are now entering the Third Era for the NHS (the First Era being Bevanite bureaucracy and the Welfare State, and the Second Era … Continue reading Public, Private, Voluntary, Charity – how should NHS services be provided?

Judicial Review Granted of NHS England’s Accountable Care Organisation contract.

A judge has granted permission for national campaign group 999 Call for the NHSto bring a Judicial Review of NHS England’s draft Accountable Care Organisation contract. The group believe this is not only unlawful under current NHS legislation, but would threaten patient safety standards and limit the range of available treatments. The case will be … Continue reading Judicial Review Granted of NHS England’s Accountable Care Organisation contract.

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 … Continue reading I’m a Doctor – Not a Proxy Border Guard