2 January 2019 — True Publica
2 January 2019 — True Publica
23 October 2018 — OurNHS
7 September 2018 — medConfidential
Once more, a big thank you to everyone who confirmed to us receipt of the letter about the ‘conversion’ of your Type-2 objection to the National Data Opt-out. We are also grateful to those who shared the letter of apology for the appalling TTP error that led to 150,000 patients’ opt-outs not being honoured, and their confidential information being sold for three years.
11 May 2018 — OurNHS
Recent attention to the Windrush scandal has focused attention on the many ways migrants are deterred from accessing healthcare. The government has this week announced it will be suspending “with immediate effect” the controversial memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which NHS Digital shared NHS patients’ details with the Home Office.
5 November 2017 — OurNHS
As he became ‘the most hated man on the Internet’ last year, ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli repeatedly claimed that by hiking the price of HIV drugs he wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary. Squeezing health services and patients for every last penny is just how the pharmaceutical industry works. And that’s perhaps the only thing he was right about.
While multinational drug companies have turned themselves into one of the most profitable industries in the world, they have peddled the lie that they’re charging eye-watering prices for their life-saving products because it costs a fortune to research and develop them. What they didn’t tell us is that much of that research is publicly funded in the first place.
15 January 2018 — The Peoples Assembly
The People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together have teamed up again to respond to the worst NHS crisis in history.
We’re calling on everyone; all campaigns and local groups, all round the country – to come down to London and demand proper funding, beds and full staffing levels on fair pay.
15 September 2017 — 38 Degrees
Will Theresa May pay our nurses, firefighters and police properly? The public sector pay cap has been all over the news this week: there’s been announcements, votes, and talks of strikes.  But what’s actually been decided?
Watch this video to find out, then share with your friends so everyone knows!
21 July 2017 — medConfidential
Before everyone starts their summer, here are a few ‘tied-up loose ends’ that had previously been left dangling. Continue reading
30 June 2017 — medConfidential
So, we have a new Government (after a fashion). And, whatever else, there’s some continuity at the Department of Health…
Given this continuity, the completely unambiguous Conservative Manifesto commitment, and cross-party support for the National Data Guardian, it was a bit disappointing that a statutory footing for NDG was absent from the Queen’s Speech.
We can’t help but note – with a Data Protection Bill on its way, arbitrary data-sharing powers available in the Digital Economy Act, and Theresa May threatening to roll back human rights – that it is protections such as these that underpin the privacy of all our medical records.
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