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    ALL the REASONS to join us on the march in London on June 30

    Our 12-page tabloid newspaper has been published quarterly since January 2016.

    It’s packed full of information and analysis
    for campaigners and union activists. Its circulation has steadily grown to over 10,000 per issue.

    The current issue (April-July) includes
    • Reports on our massive February 3 events, and why you should march with us in London on June 30
    • Analysis of the latest spending promises, the continued beds crisis, private sector failures and NHS England’s latest moves on “integrated care”
    • Lessons from the newly-formed 1948 NHS and its dependence on the Windrush generation:
    • updates on the Judicial Reviews being pursued, and the call for justice for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba
    • campaigns on mental health, Subcos … and much more

    The paper is free to download. Order bulk copies of issue 10 here ONLINE NOW.

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

    CALENDAR of events

    Tuesday 5th June 2018

    Demonstration outside Weston Hospital
    Weston General Hospital · Weston-super-Mare
    On July 4th, Weston Area Health Trust announced the overnight closure of Weston General Hospital’s Emergency Department between the hours of 22:00hrs and 08:00hrs.

    The fight is on now to save the A&E.
    Meet on the grass outside the hospital. Come and show the Hospital Board what you think about the continued overnight closure of our A&E

    Saturday 9th June 2018
    Assemble 11 am

    Oxford march for our NHS
    Manzil Green, Cowley Road, East Oxford, OX4 1XA
    ● End the staffing crisis - pay Oxford weighting -
    bring back bursaries
    ● Full funding for the NHS - reopen the closed beds
    ●No more cancelled operations
    ●No to longer waiting times
    ● Stop privatisation - patients before profits

    Called by Oxfordshire UNISON and UNITE health branches.
    Supported by Oxford Keep Our NHS Public

    Wednesday 13th June 2018

    The Crisis in General Practice: Defend Our NHS
    Birkenhead Town Hall Mortimer Street Birkenhead Wirral CH41 5EU
    Defend Our NHS meeting
    Hear from leading GPs and other staff in NHS general practice about the crisis in provision, training, recruitment, retention and access.
    Discuss how private corporations are muscling in on our surgeries and how, here in Wirral, two GP federations operate with different values and attitudes to the future of general practice.
    Does seeing a GP mean using your taxes to make profits for a tax avoider?

    Saturday 30th June 2018
    7 AM - 3 PM

    Wales Save the NHS Rally 'Shout it from the Mountains'
    Snowdon SY20 9 Llanberis
    Join us at the top of Snowdon to sing and shout to save our NHS.
    This event will run concurrently with a huge London SAVE OUR NHS event, to mark 70 years since the NHS was created.

    Make your own way to the summit, by train [yes, train!] or on foot. Meet at 12 noon on the summit and let's make some noise!
    We hope to live-stream the event to LONDON too!

    Share the journey & walk the Miners Track with us!
    Get to the Pen-Y-Pass car park at 7am, if you need to park here, as this car park will be FULL by 8am!
    Other options are about 1 mile down the road & will also fill up fast!
    We'll set off from Pen-Y-Pass car park at around 7.45am together, with our SAVE OUR NHS flags in hand!


    Public Statement on behalf of Hands Off HRI - The Campaign to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

    Last Friday's announcement by Mr Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health in response to the referral made by Joint Health Scrutiny Committee last July 2016 to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP), has both delighted and surprised local campaigners fighting to save all hospital service in the Huddersfield area ...

    Read the full item, and other breaking news

    Info links

    Links to important new information on other websites
    • Advanced health economies reject control totals The front runners to become "Integrated care Systems" reveal that they are nowhere near "integrated" when it comes to settling deficits, and point out that the risk in accepting "control totals" is greater than the reward. Interesting (£) HSJ report.

    • NHS Community Services - Taking Centre Stage 64-page report on the state of community health services, from NHS Providers. Shows among other things (p16-17) that with just 5% of value of contracts, the private sector holds 39% of individual contracts for community services: "These findings show that while private providers generally hold a large number of low value contracts, NHS trusts hold the relatively small number of high value contracts."

    • Visa restrictions and medical staffing: a perfect storm Excellent challenge to racist laws which prevent recruitment of overseas staff and refuse visas to those already offered posts or training here, from Doctors for the NHS

    • Cancer patient waited 541 days for NHS treatment, report says Guardian's denis Campbell with some grim reminders of the extent to which NHS resources -- beds, staff, cash -- have been depleted by 8 years of frozen funding.

    • Health bosses reveal key NHS services at Darlington, North Tees and James Cook hospitals will be retained Another retreat from controversial downgrading and closures, another victory for common sense and for campaigners who have battled hard to get dangerous and impractical plans dropped.

    • Trump threatens to use US trade talks to force NHS to pay more for drugs Trump and his team bizarrely denounce Britain's "socialised" health system for forcing down the prices of drugs, while successive US Republican administrations have intervened to stop Americans buying cheaper drugs from Canada. GOP is funded and relies on lobby support from health insurers and big pharma. Trump might bully Theresa May into increased prices to be paid by NHS -- but none of this would reduce inflated costs facing Americans, driven by the "medical industrial complex".

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