Upfront NHS charges one year on – 6 reasons why they harm us all By Ed Jones

23 October 2018 — OurNHS

And what can we do to stop these harmful charges?

Image: Poster in Guys & St Thomas’s Hospital. Credit: Docs not Cops

 When you’re expecting a baby the last thing you want to be thinking about is whether you can afford over £6,000 to go into hospital for the labour. For most people in England this isn’t yet a consideration but for the past year it has been the reality for many migrant women.

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medConfidential Bulletin, 7th September 2018

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.

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NHS data-sharing U-turn is welcome – but more to do to scrap the ‘hostile environment’By Peter Pannier

11 May 2018 — OurNHS

Image: Medact

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.

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The great British drug rip-off By Morten Thaysen

5 November 2017 — OurNHS

Drug prices are soaring, crippling our NHS. And Big Pharma’s defence (‘research is expensive’) omits one crucial fact… 

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.

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NHS IN CRISIS – FIX IT NOW!

15 January 2018 — The Peoples Assembly

Emergency Demonstration
12pm, Saturday 3 February 
Assemble Gower Street Central London WC1

Share and invite your friends here: Facebook Event
Download and submit the Model Motion for support here.

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.

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