For those who were unable to attend Conference, here is Dr Coral Jones speaking at the conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7oiIeuQfqk&feature=share Jean Hardiman Smith

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To all members, comrades and friends on behalf of the Officers and Executive: First, I would like to thank Judith Varley for the tremendous support she gave me at the Conference as a disabled companion. It was extra good having an active and interested SHA member as a plus to our usual allocation of 2. Judith was invaluable in discussions, and in looking around the wider fringes and events at conference. I hope she will have her own tale to tell. Thanks also to my SHA fellow delegate, Coral, who was just great to work with. Missing her already. SHA […]
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Following the Judicial Review in London in July, NHS England quietly launched its promised public consultation on the Integrated Care Provider (ICP) Contracts on 4 August. The consultation closes on 26 October.  If the appeal granted at the other Judicial Review called for by 999 Call for the NHS in Leeds is successful, this ICP contract may yet be unlawful, but it is nonetheless essential that we respond to the feedback. The ICP consultation document is a daunting read for most of the public. However, Health Campaigns Together (HCT) has provided expert answers to all 12 points in the public feedback document.  HCT’s aim […]
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Update 2/5/17: If you are concerned about GP records, see this post… In matters of health and care, your relationship with your doctor is based on a very human spirit of confidentiality. Not the cold law of data protection. Any large, formal system is bound to breach the Hippocratic Oath; “First, do no harm”. Data doesn’t care. In a purely digital world, a thing either is or it isn’t – with no nuance. Smaller systems, talking to each other, offer more discretion for the humanity of your situation. It is  why fax machines still work better than e-mail for the […]
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National Health Service Dr. D. Stark Murray (Socialist Medical Association) moved the following resolution :— In view of the increased number of doctors and other health workers necessary for the successful running of the new National Health Service, this Conference urges the complete democratisation of recruitment to this Service, by providing free education with maintenance for all suitable students irrespective of sex: It also considers that in order that there may be a maximum of democracy within the new National Health Service, provision should be, made for the establishment of Hospital and Health Centre Committees, of which elected representatives of […]
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FINAL DETAILS – PLEASE COME VERY EARLY Saving the NHS: Planning Our Fightback Sunday 23rd September, 10.45 – 12.45 organised by Health Campaigns Together and NEON. Venue: Black E (sometimes described as Liverpool’s third cathedral) at 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW http://www.theblack-e.co.uk/content/location This is part of a series of events, alongside the Labour Party Conference, organised by The World Transformed. We plan a lively session that asks participants to think forward and think strategically. Speakers include John Lister from HCT, Public Matters, National Nurses United, Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Wigan Outsourcing Campaign, Socialist Health Association, Just Treatment. See […]
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Dear member, As you may know, Central Council has agreed a way forward for continuing our policy development work. There are four policy areas being explored further and these are: a) Looking at our extant public health policies to see what significant gaps, if any, should be addressed b) Looking at the needs of carers c) Adding to / undertaking a critical analysis of the Labour Party NPF paper on Mental Health issued last year d) Taking further some current ideas for what a new (integrated and English ) health and care system might look like, he basis of its […]
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Since the last Labour Party conference, the NHS has remained under immense financial and performance pressure, CCG boardrooms are still thick with talk of transformation and integration, and opinion polling indicates that healthcare remains a top priority for the public. Health is at the core of the Labour promise, so it is no surprise that this year’s conference is teeming with fringe events on health. This article previews the opportunities to hear the latest thinking on health and care, from inside and outside the movement. Main conference fringe listings can be found here, while listings for The World Transformed are […]
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A Healthier Wales? Cymru Iachach? Monday October 1st 7pm to 9pm The new Welsh Government Plan for Health and Social Care What does this mean for us in North Wales? Come and hear the debate from our expert Panel Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care Donna Hutton UNISON Cymru Wales Head of Health Professor Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards Professor of Health Economics, Bangor University Dr Matthew Davies General practitioner, BCUHB Cluster Lead Chair: Tony Beddow Secretary, SHA Cymru Wales Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-healthier-wales-cymru-iachach-tickets-49012698300?aff=es2 www.shacymruwales.cymru

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First appeared in www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs  on 25 June 2018 If you want to make sure your medical data isn’t shared with third parties for unknown purposes, you may need to take action now. Here’s why – and how. Image: Yuri Samoilov/Flickr, CCBY licence. If you happen to visit your doctor in the next few weeks, you may (or may not) spot a new poster or leaflet; they are NHS blue, with a yellow stripe at the bottom, headlined “Your Data Matters to the NHS”. Like all those e-mails you’ve been receiving asking you to opt in to receiving marketing, the poster […]
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Abdallah al-Qutati: Family and colleagues of third paramedic killed in Gaza speak out 17 August 2018 In Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)’s latest film, the family, colleagues and friends of 22-year-old first responder Abdallah al-Qutati, who was shot dead by Israeli forces last week, speak out about the circumstances of his killing and their demands for protection and accountability. Abdallah was the third health worker to be killed in Gaza since 30 March. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Abdallah was volunteering with a team called ‘Nabd Al-Hayat’ (Life’s Pulse), providing first aid treatment and evacuation for injured demonstrators. […]
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National Health Service (Co-Funding and Co-Payment) Bill 2017-19 Type of Bill:          Private Members’ Bill (Presentation Bill) Sponsor:          Mr Christopher Chope Progress of a Bill House of Commons First reading, Second reading, Committee stage, Report stage, Third reading House of Lords First reading, Second reading, Committee stage, Report stage, Third reading Consideration of the Amendments Royal Assent This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 26 October 2018. This Bill was presented to Parliament on Tuesday 5 September 2017. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the […]
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