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Doctors in Unite statement in support of NEU: 3.1.21 Doctors in Unite support the NEU in calling upon Government to move learning online in all primary schools including primary special schools in England for at least 2 weeks and in issuing advice to all their members informing them of their legal rights not to have to work in an unsafe environment. We supported the NEU on May 2020 and we support them now. https://doctorsinunite.com/2020/05/29/schools-should-not-take-in-more-pupils-on-1st-june-unless-it-is-safe-to-do-so/ Doctors in Unite are fully cognisant of the detriment to our young people that stems from missing their education and that the educational deficit falls disproportionately on the […]
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ICS have been introduced and developed undemocratically, without consultation and with a lack of transparency.  Their aim is to impose ‘reduced per capita cost‘ control totals to force unproven and unsolicited  innovation, including elements of privatisation and paid for care, in each system’s struggle to meet local population need. This has been NHSE/I’s practice with individual Provider Trusts over recent years. Each ICS will form a new Integrated Care Provider (ICP) organisation. NHS England plans for ICP organisations to be managed through commercial contracts. We therefore call on government to ensure that: Local Authority Scrutiny Committees across England be allowed […]
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We do not wish to reinvent the wheel. Keep Our NHS Public and the Socialist Health Association are launching National Care Support and Independent Living Service on 10th October, The TUC and the Labour Party, through Reclaim Social Care, have good policy on how social care should be organised which Doctors in Unite would be able to broadly align with. Doctors in Unite believe that the current model for social care is not working and that this has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Care homes bore a huge burden of deaths during the first wave, […]
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