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The fight in the UK to save the national health service.

KONP General Election statement

23 May 2024 @ 2:43 pm

General Election: raise the call – ‘Restore the People’s NHS’ After 14 years of Coalition and Conservative government, and nearly five years since the 2019 Johnson government was elected, there is a long-awaited opportunity for [...]

Unite members strike at Barts over unpaid bonus

21 May 2024 @ 11:14 am

Striking Unite members made their voices heard outside the King’s Fund headquarters in Central London on 14 May in the latest round of their dispute with Barts NHS Trust.

The Rational Policy-Maker’s Guide to the NHS at the Senedd

23 April 2024 @ 5:24 pm

By Mark.E.Thomas | April 18th, 2024 This is an approximate transcript of the launch of The Rational Policy-maker’s Guide to the NHS at the Senedd in 17 April, 2024 at an event for members of the Senedd and other [...]

Medical Associate Professionals and the implications for quality of patient care

22 April 2024 @ 4:38 pm

John Puntis, Co Chair Keep Our NHS Public takes an indepth look at the issues surrounding Medical Associate Professionals. Physician Associates (PAs) have been much discussed of late for reasons that include a plan for [...]

Funding the NHS: a plain English guide to money and affordability

2 April 2024 @ 2:45 pm

This article is from Gavin Barker from End Westminster Rule However laudable the aspiration for a publicly funded NHS, whatever the scale of public support, ultimately everything boils down to money – or lack of. [...]

NHS organisations offered ‘rewards’ for trading our health data with private companies

2 April 2024 @ 11:55 am

It’s not widely known but NHS organisations such as GP practices and Trusts are being pushed to set up Data Sharing Partnerships (DSPs) to ‘realise the benefits of the data assets they hold’ and trade [...]

REVIEW: ‘NYE’ One man’s dreams of the NHS

14 March 2024 @ 10:11 am

Nye, a new play by Tim Price at the National Theatre until 11th May (and in cinemas around the country from April), should make us proud, then angry – and finally mobilise us to defend [...]

Restore the People’s NHS Day of Action 9 March

13 March 2024 @ 1:27 pm

On Saturday, March 9th, NHS staff and campaigners from Keep Our NHS Public took part in 20 events across England to mark a national ‘Day of Action’. These emergency protests were called to draw public attention to [...]

Budget offers no solution to NHS crisis

8 March 2024 @ 5:31 pm

Keep Our NHS Public Press Officer Samantha Wathen explains why Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s budget is mere smoke and mirrors. On first glance Wednesday’s Spring Budget may have seemed positive for the NHS. A total of [...]

Are Physician Associates a threat to NHS General Practice?

28 February 2024 @ 4:03 pm

At a time of chronic underfunding, GP shortages, escalating workload,  and privatisation, the unregulated, under-supervised and under-supported employment of physician associates (PAs) in primary care,  resulting in diagnosis and treatment delays, sometimes with fatal consequences, [...]