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Marching with Purpose of Mind

999 Call for the NHS / February 6, 2018 at 10:12 AM 77 views

Marching through London on Saturday 3rd February ...with thousands of others was, surprisingly, a pleasant and inspiring day. I wasn’t looking forward to it if honest. Weather was cold and rainy. The streets would be lined with damp bemused tourists…

OOH MY HANDS ARE TIED…

999 Call for the NHS / January 24, 2018 at 8:29 PM 159 views

Secretary of State says Tory whips have tied his hands over delay to ACO contract Reports that Jeremy Hunt has paused the creation of the first Accountable Care Organisations appeared to be unfounded after his evasive replies to questions at…

FIGHTING THE PRIVATE CLOWNS

999 Call for the NHS / November 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM 872 views

The latest spurt of Killer Clowns made me smile as 999 had just produced another batch of Corporate Clown cards. I kept hoping one would appear outside the Dept of Health where the real killer clowns live. Maybe one day.…

I’m Still Here – just

999 Call for the NHS / October 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM 582 views

It’s been some time since I wrote so I thought it’s time for an update!The struggle for the NHS is ongoing, and long may it continue. The Junior Doctor struggle has, of course this week passed through the High Court…

THE NHS MENU – GRIN and BEAR IT

999 Call for the NHS / July 26, 2016 at 8:08 PM 524 views

I've just spent the best part of 2 hours laid flat on my back with my mouth forced wide open with plastic and metal while the dentist drilled, sprayed and drilled repeatedly to complete the dreaded minor surgery that is…

BRING IT BACK INTO PUBLIC HANDS

999 Call for the NHS / July 8, 2016 at 12:14 PM 598 views

Margaret Greenwood, MP for Wirral West, will try to table the NHS Reinstatement Bill as a cross-party Ten Minute Rule Bill next Wednesday, 13th July 2016, immediately after Prime Minister’s Questions at about 12.30 p.m.She will have 10 minutes to…

The View from the Inside

999 Call for the NHS / April 30, 2016 at 9:46 AM 749 views

I am struggling to write my blog this week, hence the delay. This is because my feelings about the NHS and what is happening within it are all over the place.As a practicing nurse, for me some of the issues…

Watching the NHS Detectives

999 Call for the NHS / April 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM 567 views

We began NHS Detectives as a bit of a joke late in 2015. In a way it was something creative and "fun" to relieve the relentless onslaught of awful news we were being bombarded with from NHS England, NHS Confederation,…

Are they THICK? Or in the THICK of it?

999 Call for the NHS / April 15, 2016 at 1:01 PM 517 views

A lovely lovely thing happened this morning. On social media in a rambling post about local councillors & Clinical Commissioning Groups making an absolute cock-up of proceedings around public consultations and providing information - well let's be honest HIDING information,…

Are they THICK? Or in the THICK of it?

999 Call for the NHS / April 15, 2016 at 1:01 PM 932 views

A lovely lovely thing happened this morning. On social media in a rambling post about local councillors & Clinical Commissioning Groups making an absolute cock-up of proceedings around public consultations and providing information - well let's be honest HIDING information,…

MANCHESTER – The Birth & Death of the NHS

999 Call for the NHS / March 6, 2015 at 12:20 AM 493 views

Dr David WrigleyNHS General Practitioner in Lancashire, UK. Speaks and campaigns for the non partisan organisation Keep Our NHS Public.On July 5th 1948 in Manchester Labour Secretary of State for Health Aneurin Bevan announced the birth of the NHS .On…

Losing My Sense of Humour

999 Call for the NHS / January 18, 2015 at 3:06 PM 416 views

Jo Brand, Comedian & NHS SupporterHi everyone , I hope this is OK. Sorry there’s not loads of jokes in it.Not sure it’s the time for comedy….I was a nurse in the NHS quite a long time ago. (Scutari? No…

We are here to stay

999 Call for the NHS / November 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM 512 views

My name’s Geoff Small, I’m 42 and, together with other members of the community, I’ve been camping on a field outside Stafford hospital for the past 108 nights. Why? Because we’re protesting against the removal of emergency surgery, intensive care,…