CrowdJustice - update to legal challenge to the STPs by 999 Call For NHS

In late May 2017 "999Call for the NHS" closed the present round of the crowd-funding appeal having raised £12,500 from the public.

Leigh Day and the campaigners are proceeding with the opening skirmishes of the legal battle and making a continued appeal for publicity and outrage against STPs:

"The CCG has (belatedly) replied to the initial letter from our lawyers. Neither we or our lawyers are impressed and we're working together now on a reply that lays out clearly why their reply is totally unsatisfactory. We'll keep you posted.

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TURN UP THE VOLUME!

While we press the pause button on DONATIONS, we are turning up the volume on a message to all Parliamentary Candidates that new NHS and social care organisations called Accountable Care Systems must not go ahead!  They will end the NHS as a comprehensive service that provides the full range of care to all who need it, free at the point of need.

Please help us with this. Here is a first step.

Find who your Parliamentary Candidates are and tell them all that you will not stand for the destruction of the NHS. And that you refuse to accept American health insurance - style funding arrangements for the NHS and social care.

These are being introduced through new local NHS and Social Care organisations, called Accountable Care Organisations/Systems.

Their fixed budgets are supposed to cover an area's population but they will be insufficient to meet the public need. These finance restrictions will force our NHS to behave like an insurance company.

This will decisively end the NHS as a comprehensive service for everyone who needs health care.

Please tell them ALL to say “NO” to  Accountable Care Systems/Organisations in the NHS

Find your candidates here:  https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/elections/"

Whistle-blowing junior doctor wins at Court of Appeal

Dr Chris Day, a young Junior Doctor, has won his long-running battle with Health Education England and the NHS over whether 54,000 junior doctors should have the same whistle-blowing protections as other employees of the NHS. The Court of Appeal ruled in his favour on 5th May 2017.

The full judgement can be read here.

March 2017: Update on Councils opposing their STP

Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS article dated beginning March 2017

 

In early December 2016 Calderdale & Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS  posted a summary of 19 Councils’ negative responses to their “footprint” Sustainability and Transformation Plans after the Clinical Commissioning Groups  published them following submission to NHS England on October 21st.

Since then Calderdale & Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS has had news of 13 more Councils’ negative responses to their Sustainability and Transformation Plans – which Defend our NHS campaigners have variously dubbed Switch to Private, Slash Trash and Privatise, and Secret Theft Plans.

These Councils are:

  • Bristol City Council
  • Devon County Council
  • Isle of Wight Council
  • North Devon District Council
  • North Yorks County Council
  • Oxford County Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Waltham Forest Borough Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • West Sussex County Council Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Wirral Council

More details below.

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