Please take a look at this and help if you can. Thanks!

CCG Watch - your chance to save NHS services

It’s always been a point of pride and principle for me that I’ve never taken a penny for any of my writing or activism. It’s a matter of personal passion and conviction that has led me to devote virtually every spare moment to researching and writing, contacting experts and MPs, travelling to meetings etc.

It’s cost me money, but I have never even taken expenses – I believe we need to put our time and money where our mouth is to defend what’s important. But I believe it’s now necessary to depart from my usual rule in one very specific area, and I’m hoping you’ll help.

If you’ve visited my ‘SKWAWKBOX‘ blog, you’ll know that the NHS is under sustained, concerted attack by the Tory-led government, which is using every means possible to erode, dismantle, wither and sell off the UK’s greatest social achievement. The attack is based on…

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  2. I think you should look at the websites for Keep Our NHS Public and the NHS Support Federation (and speak to them too, especially Paul Evans at the Support Fed) as they are both doing a lot of work which would duplicate yours I think. No point in duplicating time and energy!

    • I’m in touch with them to see if they’re interested to work together. But I don’t think a resource dedicated specifically to this form of action to defend the NHS is a duplication. Lots of people fighting on a wider front, but I haven’t seen others addressing this specifically.

  3. Did I hear right on the Today programme on Radio 4 that a third of GPs on CCGs have conflicts of interest (ie own/have shares or interest in local community providers). No wonder they are out of synch with the majority of GPs who are getting on with the job and want/need local secondary care/connections/relationships to refer to (ie the CCGs aren’t too vocal in preserving local hospitals in some cases ….er ….ahem …..).

    • It may be the case. Virgin etc were forced to withdraw shares from CCG GPs they’d made shareholders because of conflict of interest, so may also apply to locals.

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