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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

    Tuesday 24th July 2018
    5 - 7pm

    GP @ Hand Protest ,
    Speaker: Andy Slaughter MP

    Corner of Lillie Rd & North End Rd SW6 1NL
    Moving on to 145 North End Rd ​

    Patients and GPs gather for protest against GP at Hand
    GP at Hand is an online GP service based in Fulham. Its part of the NHS but seems to "cherry pick" relatively young, fit (and therefore profitable) patients leaving ordinary GPs to care for the more complex patients with fewer resources.
    Many fear it will destroy our GP services over time.
    East End GPs contacted SOH offering to work together to organise a protest outside the HQ in West London following an earlier event in East London that attracted loads of publicity.

    Background info and report of March demo

    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
    (0.6 Miles from New Street Train Station only 10-15 minutes
    light walk. Buses 80, 80A, 98, X64, 61, 62, 63 and X61 are a
    light 5

    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


    Wigan victory against subcos must spur on national fight

    The battle to prevent nearly 900 staff at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust being outsourced to a private limited company (“WWL Solutions”) has been won ...

    Read the full item, and other breaking news

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