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Issue 11: out now!

This latest issue is a specially-enlarged 16-page issue, with:
  • UPDATE and analysis on the fight against 'Subcos' and privatisation, and the victory in Wigan,
  • ANALYSIS of the latest announcements of NHS funding,
  • A REACTION to the new Health Secretary
  • A NEW PAGE of news on international campaigns
  • NEWS of a new campaign on social care and a conference to be held in November
  • PLUS a 4-page special pull-out on the campaign to Save Liverpool Women's Hospital.

Our tabloid newspaper has been published quarterly since January 2016.

Like every issue No. 11 is packed full of information and analysis for campaigners and union activists. Our circulation has steadily grown to over 10,000 per issue.

The paper is FREE to download.

But if you want copies for campaigning, order bulk copies of issue 11 here ONLINE NOW

DID YOU MISS OUR EARLIER ISSUES? Back issues of the newspaper can be downloaded here

NEW APP: Find your local campaign

Click on the link here and then on the map or enter your town, city or postcode to find organisations near you fighting to defend OUR NHS.

June 30: tens of thousands celebrate and demonstrate for #OurNHS70

See HERE for a collection of news, video and pictures from the day

NEW APP: Check the health of your local NHS

The TUC and NHS Support Federation have joined forces to publish an excellent new app which allows you to check the health of the NHS in your area.

Enter your postcode and find out what the shortfall is in GPs, hospital staff and hospital beds in your local area as a result of 8 years of Tory austerity – then email your MP and spread the link to your friends, family and neighbours.

  • Click here for the NHS Health Checker app

  • CALENDAR of events

    Thursday 23rd August 2018
    4:45 PM - 7 PM

    Leicester General Under Threat of Closure. Public Rally

    City Hall, Leicester

    University hospitals of Leicester (UHL) want to close the General as an acute hospital and concentrate their services onto two sites only (the Royal Infirmary and the Glenfield). These plans have been devised with no public consultation whatsoever.
    UHL are planning to move the Intensive Treatment Unit out of the General, which will make it very difficult to keep other services there. Effectively they are moving from three to two hospitals by stealth and without public consultation.
    On Thursday August 23, the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Commission will be meeting at Leicester City Hall at 5:30. We will be holding a lobby outside, beginning at 4:45, to highlight the threat to the General and with the aim of gaining the Commission's support for a genuine consultation and ultimately the rejection of this plan.
    Leicester Mercury report

    Saturday 22nd September 2018
    12 noon

    March to save Liverpool Women's Hospital

    Liverpool Women's Hospital
    Corner of Grove St and Upper Parliament St, Liverpool, L8 7SS

    Buses from city centre 86, 86A, 86C
    March to Albert Dock, ending outside Labour conference
    Bring the family, Bring you banners!

    Sunday 23rd September 2018

    Save the date!
    Save Our Children's Services Pilgrim

    Boston, Lincolnshire

    A family-friendly march
    Say no to downgrades for neonatal, maternity, children's ward and A&E U16s at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital


    Saturday 6th October 2018
    12 PM - 1 PM

    Rally and march for HRI - we demand a fully functioning A&E

    Market Cross
    Market Place, Selby
    YO8 4JS

    We intend to hold a rally and march a route to be confirmed, round Huddersfield town centre.

    Saturday 13th October 2018

    March and rally for the NHS


    Advance notice:
    Sussex Defend the NHS, a network of over nearly 3,000 health workers, union activists, and public campaigners, is co-organising a massive march and rally with Brighton and Hove Trades Council on Saturday 13th October 2018
    Invite us to speak about it at any appropriate events and publicise widely amongst your members.
    - Bring your banner to the march.
    - Designate a rep who can be a contact for information abut progress on the march.

    If you want to get involved contact us at defendthenhs@gmail.com

    Saturday 17th November 2018

    The crisis in Social Care

    St Luke’s Church Centre,
    Great Colmore Street,
    Birmingham B15 2AT (venue tbc)

    Advance notice:
    Conference to discuss the way forward
    Called by Health Campaigns Together
    Details to be announced
    If you wish to get involved email healthcampaignstogether@gmail.com

    More discussion on social care


    Another victory against Subco privatisation

    Congratulations to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals unions, who had called for strike action on August 20 but have now received confirmation that trust will not proceed with Wholly Owned Subsidiary company ...

    Read the full item, and other breaking news

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