Oxfordshire KONP

NEXT MEETING: 9th March 2021, 7.30 
To register on Zoom, contact Oxfordshire KONP: bmackeith@gmail.com



Oxfordshire Keep Our NHS Public

Our campaign aims to:
Keep Our NHS Public! This means funded from taxation, free at the point of use, and provided as a public service by people employed in the NHS and accountable to the people and Parliament.
– Build a broad-based non-party political campaign to prevent further fragmentation and privatisation of the NHS.
– Inform the public and the media about what is happening as a result of the government’s ‘reform’ programme.
– Call for a public debate about the future of the NHS and halt the further use of the private sector until such a debate is had.

Contact Oxfordshire KONP:     bmackeith@gmail.com

Keep Our NHS Public launches People’s Covid Inquiry


Press releases

Campaigners launch campaign 
for better funding of local test
and trace, 22 January 2021

Campaigners denounce government’s crony privatisation of vaccination, 18 January 2021
Campaigners concerned about Covid vaccination, 14 January 2021
Request from campaigners and local councillor  to County Council on local test and trace, 8 December 2020
Campaigners call for local, trusted, publicly provided test and trace scheme to replace failed, centralised, privatised test and trace, 26 November 2020



Calls to replace ‘failing’ Covid test and trace with Oxfordshire system
from Oxford Mail, 8 February 2021


Call for more local Test and Trace gets Oxford backing, Oxford Mail, 2 December 2020


Oxfordshire’s local Covid tracing success shared (and campaigners call for takeover) Oxford Mail, 27 November 2020


Joan Stewart, KONP, Speech to HOSC on merger of CCGs, Nov 2019

KONP Response to the Long Term Plan




Johnson’s secret task force planning radical shakeup of the NHS, Nov 2020

Privatisation during Covid-19, 21 June 2020
The effect of privatisation on the NHS, December 2019
Privatisation by stealth, Liz Peretz, Aug 2019
Oxford CCG condemns deal between OUHT and InHealth, Sept 2019
Oxford’s Pet Scanner Scandal
Oxford NHS sends patients to private providers


Integrated Care Systems

Oxfordshire KONP Response to Consultation on Integrated Care System

This contract proposes systemic changes to the NHS and should not be introduced without primary legislation. Since these ICPs are not statutory bodies, there is no public accountability. These contracts also come under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act which means they will have to be offered on the private market. This would be a system-changing and unprecedented move whereby the entire NHS in a whole area of up to half a million people for a period of a decade or more could be run by a publicly unaccountable private corporation with no statutory duty to consult. This contract should not be offered.

Integrated Care Systems Briefing from Keep Our NHS Public, January 2021
Integration, but not as we know it

a very informative account of where we are with the NHS push to legally establish Integrated Care Systems by 2022 (from The Lowdown, December 2020). 

Accountable Care Organisations (now ICS) vehicle for further privatisation
Cathy Augustine, Didcot town councillor, spoke to Health and Wellbeing Board on Integrated Care Systems, Nov 2018


US-UK Trade Deal

Tory MPs rip out NHS protections from trade bill (Independent, 21 January 2021)
The US-UK Trade Deal and the NHS, May 2020






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