Press statement: For All Our sakes, Listen! Doctors for the NHS, which has been campaigning to protect the founding values of the NHS for many years, is appealing to the government to listen to nurses and other healthcare professionals and hear what is painfully obvious: that the NHS is near to collapse and those who….
DFNHS EC memberArun Baksi, on why he and his colleagues are proposing a new way of making NHS discipline for doctors fairer (more…)
I see a lot, as an NHS ‘outsider’. I work with doctors and my wife works as a Health Visitor Team Manager. I get to see what is happening to people who work for the NHS ‘at a distance’, but that does lend a certain perspective. What I see is ugly. (more…)
DFNHS Chair Dr Colin Hutchinson has questioned Jeremy hunt’s latest critique of the NHS, pointing out in the Guardian that Mr Hunt is hardly in a position to criticise too harshly given his own tenure of the NHS. (more…)
Doctor for the NHS, along with Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) is supporting a move lead by DFNHS members Arun Baski and Helen Fielding calling for the setting up of independent Scrutiny Panels in NHS trusts to safeguard against the often vilifying and unfair way disciplinary proceedings are used in hospitals. (more…)
A survey of nearly 7,000 members of the public and over 500 NHS staff has shown an alarming increase in the number of people opting to pay for private treatment rather than face longer waits – and in many cases, NHS staff have advised them to in the face of unprecedented demand, mounting staff shortages….
The NHS Care Bill as currently proposed has not so much a loophole in it to allow private providers to slice off the bits of the NHS they want to profit from as a gaping back door, an open funnel through which to cajole, influence and drain public cash into private provider hands – with….
Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will still have the power to appoint private health companies, despite the promised amendment to the Health & Care Bill currently going through Parliament. A further amendment is needed to prevent ICBs from acting completely outside of parliamentary control, and providing private health companies with the opportunity to influence how the….
Doctors for the NHS are running our essay competition again this year, in association with the Journal of the Royal society of Medicine, open to all doctors in training. (more…)
Colin Hutchinson, DFNHS Chair, has submitted evidence on behalf of DFNHS to the Select Committee looking at the White Paper proposals to integrate health and social care. A cautious welcome but pointing out the risks that this could be a ‘back door’ to commercialisation at scale.