BARTS TRUST SIGNS DEAL WITH AMERICAN COMPANY

Did you know that Barts. Hospital Trust are using taxpayers’ money to fund an American private company for consultation on “quality Improvement” ? With talk of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit opening up the possibility of trade deals with the US including the NHS and with record numbers of outsourced contracts with private companies on theContinue reading “BARTS TRUST SIGNS DEAL WITH AMERICAN COMPANY”

Meeting Declares proposed MSG Sphere in Newham to be Threat to the Environment and to Public Health.

Everyone knows that the environment in which we live is a major factor in determining the health of our community. Public concerns in Newham over the proposed MSG sphere, a massive 25 000 capacity advertising hoard and entertainment venue , were expressed at a consultation meeting in Stratford last night. Attended by the Stop theContinue reading “Meeting Declares proposed MSG Sphere in Newham to be Threat to the Environment and to Public Health.”

Positive Step Forward in Fight Against the ‘Hostile Environment’ in the NHS

NEWSON ( Newham Save Our NHS ) issued a Press release at the end of last month attacking the hostile environment policy at Newham General University hospital. We congratulated Newham Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Commission for recommending their Draft Report on Newham University Hospital Improvement, which is confirmed by the Council ScrutinyContinue reading “Positive Step Forward in Fight Against the ‘Hostile Environment’ in the NHS”

Downgrading of Referral procedures for GP’s

Under current practice GP’s can refer patients to a large number of surgical procedures. NHSE ( NHS England ) have now given CCG’s( Clinical Commissioning Groups) two lists of procedures which will now not automatically be referred to consultants. Thus, to seek private healthcare for things like haemorrhoids, cataracts, breast reduction and others, patients willContinue reading “Downgrading of Referral procedures for GP’s”

Primary care networks and long term transformation initiatives threaten NHS model

“GP at Hand”, the digital GP platform run by private company, Babylon, proposes to set up a stand alone primary care network. Under the new five year contract for GPs, all practices in England and Wales are obliged to join primary care networks for 30-50 000 registered patients. GP at hand currently has 50 000Continue reading “Primary care networks and long term transformation initiatives threaten NHS model”

Victory Against Circle Company in NHS Procurement Battle

Circle group lost its bid in Nottingham to procure a £320m contract to the Nottingham University Trust. Following precedents by Richard Branson’s Virgin which sued the NHS for failing to obtain similar bids, Circle prevented the CCG for commissioning for services in Nottingham last year. This year however the High court quashed their attempt toContinue reading “Victory Against Circle Company in NHS Procurement Battle”