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Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary for Health, will be joining our one-day conference in September this year to take a closer look at the mental health crisis.

Saturday 28 September 10am - 5pm Royal Free Hospital School Of Medicine NW3 2PF

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Health Campaigns Together newspaper No. 14 - stocks running low!

Issue 14 of our quarterly tabloid newspaper, 12 pages filled with news, analysis and comment, is available to download free, but if you want printed copies for events in June you need to order now: stocks are limited. Order bundles ONLINE NOW.

Top stories include * Victory in North West London; * fighting PET scanner privatisation in Oxfordshire; * fighting RATIONING and CHARGES for NHS treatment; * updates to many campaigns; * social care; * mental health; and * the threat to scrap A&E and elective performance targets.

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Reclaim Social Care campaign

The campaign that has been built from our successful conference in Birmingham last November is now developing an independent existence as a campaign affiliated to Health Campaigns Together.

Reclaim Social Care is now itself seeking affiliates and supporters, and organising discussions and activities. An organising meeting is taking place in Birmingham on the afternoon of May 2: for details of this, or to join the online discussion send email to reclaimsocialcare@googlegroups.com

Conference reports, background facts, figures, etc available HERE.

CALENDAR of events

Saturday 29th June 2019

Health Campaigns Together Northern Conference
Health and Social Care
for People not for Profit

St. George’s Centre,
LS1 3DL,
(next to Leeds General Infirmary)

This will be the first joint health & social care HCT Conference.
Join us to share ideas on how we can fight back on all fronts and maximise our impact
Speakers include:
* Sally Ruane, Director of Health Policy Research Unit, Leicester University, GP
* Dr Jackie Grunsell, from Hands off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Campaign,
* Dr. John Puntis, Co–chair of Keep Our NHS Public,
* Gordon Peters, ex Director of Social Care in Hackney campaigning against cuts, closures and outsourcing in Haringey,
* Parents from DEAL (Disability Empowerment Action Links)
* Tim Jones, Sheffield Mental Health Action Group
Advance registration not required but it would be a big help if you could e mail Leeds Keep Our NHS Public : leedskonp@yahoo.co.uk or text 07419 295754 to let us know you are coming. Many thanks

Saturday 29th June 2019

Save Our NHS in Kent fundraiser

21-22 The Centre,
Margate CT9 1RL

Charlie Don't Surf,
DJ Mark
Bangers and Mash-ups

Profits to SONIK's Judicial Review to save stroke unit at QEQM
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Saturday 28th September 2019

Mental Health Crisis Summit

Royal Free Hospital School Of Medicine
Rowland Hill Street
London NW3 2PF

A one-day conference on the crisis in mental health and what must be done to stop it
There is a crisis in mental health services in the UK. It's time to act
Almost 7000 mental health nurses were lost from 2009 to 2018. Meanwhile, the number of doctors in specialist psychiatric training fell by 20%, and beds available for patients with serious mental health issues fell by over 8000.
That's why we're holding a one-day conference in September this year to take a closer look at the mental health crisis - what's driving it, how government decisions have let it worsen over time, and what action we can take to set things right.

Hosted by Health Campaigns Together, Keep Our NHS Public and Mental Health Time For Action

Tickets: Unwaged/Low Pension: £5.00 Standard: £10.00 Solidarity: £20.00
If you’re having difficulty paying and would still like to attend, please contact us at nationaladmin@keepournhspublic.com and we can sort out a free ticket

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Victory for Princess Alexandra domestics on eve of strike

Domestics at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow today called off six days of planned strikes after their employer dropped plans to outsource their jobs ...

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