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People's Convention for the NHS - 11th April 2015

The People's Convention for the NHS is a FREE event for unions, activists, campaigners and all who care about the NHS. It takes place in London on 11th April 2015. This is not a TUC event. But we would encourage all to attend. Find out more about the People's Convention for the NHS and register to attend

Stop the NHS sell off

Recent announcements of the award of a £280m contract to Virgin for elderly care in Staffordshire and the £780m multiple private provider deal with NHS Supply Chain are confirming many people's fears that the NHS sell off is increasing at pace. While MPs attempt to downplay the speed and scale of NHS outsourcing and privatisation, our friends at the NHS Support Federation continue to dig up the real evidence.

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The outsourcing of public services provision to private providers has a detrimental impact on the workforce and a knock-on effect on the quality of care, says a new TUC report published today (Tuesday).
03 March 2015
As part of on going NHS campaigns and promoting the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) Dignity Code, the Midlands TUC Pensioners Network with the NPC held two campaigning events in the West Midlands. Firstly the group undertook action at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Birmingham on October 26th and two days...
02 February 2015
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10 December 2014
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03 December 2014
Commenting on the vote today (Friday) on Clive Efford’s NHS Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “MPs have voted overwhelmingly in support of this Bill that, if successful, could reverse the government’s plans to privatise the NHS.
21 November 2014
This document is the full text of the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill.
07 November 2014
This briefing gives an overview of the Back the Bill campaign and how to get involved.
28 October 2014
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23 October 2014
Unions Together have set up a petition in support of a parliamentary Bill promoted by Labour MP Clive Efford. The National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill seeks to address the most harmful aspects of the coalition government’s hated Health and Social Care Act 2012. Save the NHS and...
23 October 2014
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05 September 2014