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

It’s packed full of information and analysis
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February 3 protests - reports and pictures here

CALENDAR of events

Saturday 14th April 2018
11:30 AM - 2 PM

NHS under attack: Leeds marches again to defend OurNHS
Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, LS1 3AA Leeds .
Hopefully this the biggest Leeds march ever for #OURNHS, hope lots of you can support this. Please share this with as many as you possibly can.


On Thursday March 15th , Hands Off HRI made legal history in the Leeds Crown Court.

Judge Mark Gosnall agreed there were important matters of law which must be tested in a full Judicial Review ...

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  • NHS Improvement pays McKinsey £500,000 to advise on 'purpose and model' A truly shocking story from HSJ, revealing that the NHS regulator NHS Improvement has not got the vaguest idea what it's supposed to be doing, and has to part for a second time with a shedload of cash to management consultants in an effort to find out. More than £1m so far flushed down the PWC to useless consultants to advise equally useless and clueless overpaid NHS executives, while they crack the whip on hard-pressed trusts to slash services to balance the books. Disgusted? You bet!

  • Trust chief calls for review of STP after extraordinary winter Another (£) paywalled HSJ news story highlighting the unravelling of another STP, with a new hospital chief exec in Nottingham pointing to bed shortages and black alerts.

  • KONP tribute to the late, great Prof Stephen Hawking A timely tribute highlighting Hawking's consistent support for the NHS and his role in supporting the JR4NHS challenge to the imposition of ACOs without proper scrutiny by MPs or public consultation.

  • Private firms are not expecting to run ACO contracts (£) paywalled HSJ exclusive that should give some people pause for thought: Jeremy Hunt for one, and many who see ACOs as the threshold of doom. Problems cited by the private sector include the public's political resistance to privatisation, and the level of financial risk to the private sector. Rather than take on ACOs, they are keen to cherry-pick, offering future organisations "elective capacity, access to capital, analytics and diagnostic services".

  • Not a winter crisis but a political crisis Tony O'Sullivan's excellent summary of the gathering storm for Labour Briefing

  • 15 Trusts at 100% occupied, 34 with 99% of beds full on last day of winter crisis reporting NHS England's latest statistics confirm that 8 years of frozen funding since Cameron took over in 2010 have made it winter most of the year round in our NHS. Urgent need to scrap further bed cuts and boost funding & staffing levels

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