Monday, 14 August 2017

Millions more are made to wait by NHS and more news...






Paddington Cube roads layout ‘will hinder A&E dash to St Mary’s’













Health inequality gap ‘is still growing’ in England, new Department of Health data shows
https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/12/health-inequality-gap-growing

NHS maternity wards in England forced to close 382 times last year
https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-681f-Nothing-is-safe-as-care-home-flogged

The Tories have quietly DOUBLED the number of NHS properties they're selling off
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tories-quietly-doubled-number-nhs-10962728

NHS will be selling surplus land for at least 10 years – but will it make a difference?
https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/nhs-estates-surplus-land-strategy/

Tory government quietly doubles number of NHS properties it is selling off




Save Ealing & Charing Cross Hospitals March & Rally Sat 30 Sept 2017



S
​OH at Barts's Strike



​Great to see Save Charing Cross Hospital posters at Hammersmith Town Hall and around the borough...
















Tuesday, 11 July 2017

NHS must look at hospital plan and more news...




Jaw dropping from
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The Guardian ! No mention of huge costs of PFI, NHS market, outsourcing, corporate restructuring-Dr Youssef El-Gingihy
Nine ways to save the NHS – by healthcare professionals
https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/jul/07/nine-ways-save-nhs-healthcare-professionals?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

More patients waiting longer than a week for GP appointments
Annual survey shows that in England 20% must wait at least seven days and many are unable to get an appointment at all

More than 14,000 mental health patients sent to out of area beds in recent years, many hundreds of miles from home.
Far from home, far from hope

Doctor’s searing chronicle of NHS piles pressure on Hunt
Medics say ‘powerful portrayal of life on the frontline’ will deepen concern for health service
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/01/junior-doctor-rachel-clarke-nhs-lament-jeremy-hunt

Use of WhatsApp in NHS 'widespread', say doctors

Virgin Care among firms with lucrative NHS deals and a tax haven status
Richard Branson’s group is one of 10 private health providers that have tax havens as part of their corporate structure

Migrants will be forced to pay upfront for non-urgent NHS treatment 'by end of the year'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-migrants-nhs-treatment-pay-upfront-fees-hospital-charge-date-when-a7833111.html

Monday, 3 July 2017

Public dissatisfaction with NHS growing, doctors warn and more news...










NHS rescue plans are in 'chaos' after weakened Theresa May backs down from fight with MPs, Labour claims
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nhs-rescue-plans-theresa-may-hospital-closures-mps-minority-government-healthcare-jeremy-hunt-a7817346.html

No 10 says no change on public sector pay policy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40477136

More UK nurses and midwives leaving than joining profession
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40476867

Will the capped expenditure process help keep a lid on NHS finances?
https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2017/06/will-capped-expenditure-process-help-keep-lid-nhs-finances

Royal Free breached UK data law in 1.6m patient deal with Google's DeepMind
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/03/google-deepmind-16m-patient-royal-free-deal-data-protection-act



Senior doctors accuse Government of deliberately underfunding NHS to accelerate privatisation plans
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-latest-senior-doctors-hospitals-underfunding-accelerate-privatisation-agenda-conservative-a7808591.html

World-renowned film director Ken Loach addresses Hands off our NHS cuts protest in city centre
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15384706.World_renowned_film_director_warns_NHS_is__teetering_on_the_edge_of_survival__at_Oxford_protest/


G​reat to have our local firefighters supporting Charing Cross Hospital 
​​at Parsons Green Fair
01/07/2017​





NHS Birthday Event

The NHS is 69 on Wednesday and will need lots of support if its to make it to 70. We're having a stall outside 
​Charing Cross ​Hospital to celebrate the NHS, pay tribute to the staff and highlight the need to defend both services and staff to maintain good local health care (including saving CX). Come with cakes, goodies and cards or just yourselves.
NHS 69th Birthday Event Wed 5th July 12 - 2pm ​
CX Hospital







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