STP National Day of Action, 3 December 2016

Many, many thanks to all of you who have written to councillors to request the Sustainability and Transformation Plans and appendices be published on the Council websites. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-plans-to-dismantle-our-nhs Resistance to publishing the financial, activity and workforce appendices to the plans is widespread, and even an FOI has been rejected. The shift away from NHS accountability…

National NHS Demonstration 4th March 2017

HCT is calling a national demonstration in London on 4th March . We believe the time has come to demonstrate the breadth and depth of support for the NHS and anger and opposition to the destructiveness of Tory policies. Sat 4th March is going to be a big demonstration. With Britain’s biggest union, Unite, already…

STPs: Secretly Transmitted Privatisation

While councils in Greater Manchester collaborate with the plans to privatise our NHS, two councils at the other end of the country are refusing to cooperate as John Furse explains …. Hammersmith & Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) called it a ‘public engagement’. But their October 3rd event at St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith proved to…

Latest victim of Devo cuts – Family Nurse Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) in Manchester is being cut by Manchester City Council as a result of reductions to the Public Health Budget nationally. FNP is an evidence based early intervention programme that helps to reduce inequalities in some of the most vulnerable groups within our society. FNP improves antenatal health, child health and…