Wednesday 19th June 2019
– guest speaker- new Chair of the Leicester City Health Scrutiny Commission – Cllr Patrick Kitterick
Leicester City Hall
115 Charles Street LE1 1EZ
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What are we seeking and why?
We are seeking a judicial review to stop Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt and NHS England from introducing new commercial, non-NHS bodies to run health and social services without proper public consultation and without full Parliamentary scrutiny.
These non-NHS bodies would be called “Accountable Care Organisations” (“ACOs). They would be governed by company and contract law and can be given “full responsibility” for NHS and adult social services……. see more here
NHS petition from 38 Degrees
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This case affects us all
The NHS must continue to provide comprehensive healthcare to everyone who needs it
The NHS must remain as a public service that provides the full range of health care to everyone who needs it, free at the point of use.
This is under threat.
Working with public law firm Leigh Day, 999 Call for the NHS intends to bring a judicial review of plans for new local NHS and Social Care organisations to operate what they call “fixed, pre-set population budgets”.
These 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 More Here
NHS Reinstatement Bill March 2017 Allyson Pollock speech
Leaked document shows how private health firms worked with Downing Street to ensure new legislation went ahead
A better nhs blog
Your NHS has been quietly transformed into a business ready for corporate takeover and conversion to the American private insurance model. In
filmmaker Peter Bach exposes the two decade covert privatisation which has occurred without public mandate and against the public interestChannel 4 News: A leaked document ties Health & Social Care Bill to plans for the privatization of the NHS
letter from Dr Alex Scott-Samuel, Liverpool
other useful stuff from juniordoctorblog.com