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FIGHTING THE PRIVATE CLOWNS

999 Call for the NHS / November 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM 396 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 257 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 269 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 400 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 536 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 382 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 663 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 317 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 302 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 246 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 266 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,…

Walking Over – Now it begins…

999 Call for the NHS / September 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM 244 views

Rajan Madhok On 6 September we finally arrived in Trafalgar Square after 22 days of walking from Jarrow to protest about the current state of the NHS. The march was organised by the “Darlomums” – a group of mothers based…

Even a GP?

999 Call for the NHS / September 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM 211 views

Helen McArdle, GPI am a GP marching in anger: anger at the destruction being wrought on our NHS by people who hold corporate interests above the interests of the nation. I am marching in shame: shame that as a profession…

Walking Day 15 with Rajan

999 Call for the NHS / September 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM 257 views

Day 15: Loughborough to LeicesterThe day started with a chat with my mum in Mumbai, as it is her birthday. She has been following my progress and is cheering me on this march–she gets what the Darlomums are doing. My…