Health campaign group Doctor for the NHS (DFNHS) has said that an IT firm losing thousands of letters to GPs from hospital trusts is ‘yet one more example of outsourcing harming patients – and costing more money in the end, as well as placing lives in danger’. (more…)
GPs will debate a proposal to allow privatised GP services in England today and Doctors for the NHS stands firmly against the idea. (more…)
[11 January 2017] NHS campaigning group Doctors for the NHS has called on the government to stop denying the scale and cause of the unprecedented crisis facing the NHS and admit that the only workable long-term solution is to ensure funding is adequate. (more…)
[20 November 2016] Doctors for the NHS have welcomed the BMA’s latest statement about the true nature of the government’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and point out that these plans – formulated in secret – are going to mean massive and widespread hospital closures, masquerading under false reassurances about ‘centralising’ services.  BMA press….
[27 October 2016] Reports that NHS staff are suffering record levels of bullying  and plummeting morale  come at a time of record funding crises. They all point to the same cause: the NHS is being run down deliberately for reasons that have more to do with an obsessive belief in the power of….
[6 October 2016] Doctors for the NHS has learned that the government is blocking any further expansion of a scheme which would solve the problem with shortages in doctor numbers without threatening net migration or disadvantaging doctors from resource-poor countries – the very week Jeremy Hunt pledges to make the NHS “Self sufficient” in doctors…..
[5 October 2016] Doctors for the NHS is calling on the government to restore NHS funding to improve the parlous state of cancer services in much of England. The news about the state of cancer services follows years of chronic under-funding and cuts to services, leaving the NHS on the brink of collapse as GPs….
[6 July] The continued failure to resolve the junior doctors’ dispute is bad news for the NHS. The fact that the majority of junior doctors feel unable to accept the new terms is further proof of the folly of the government trying to link their contracts with an uncosted and ill thought through commitment to a….
[Tuesday 5 April 2016] Doctors for the NHS, which has campaigned against the privatisation of the NHS since its formation as the NHS Consultants’ Association in the seventies, is continuing to back the junior doctors in their fight against the new contract. (more…)
[Thursday 7 January 2016] Doctors for the NHS supports the juniors in anything they do to keep our patients safe and the NHS from being broken apart. DFNHS sees a clear danger in the public not seeing beyond the inevitable inconvenience any strike must bring. The context is vital, and the government will be doing….