NEXT MEETING: 12th January 2021, 7.30
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
PRESSURE is mounting on the Government to include more local expertise in its test and trace system, with Oxford City Council taking up the clarion call.
Oxfordshire’s local Covid tracing success shared (and campaigners call for takeover) Oxford Mail, 27 November 2020
CAMPAIGNERS from KONP attending the local Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee have called for public health experts to take over the Covid test and trace system entirely. The health campaigners from the Oxfordshire branch of a group called Keep Our NHS Public described the current system as ‘a scandalous failure’.
Joan Stewart, KONP, Speech to HOSC on merger of CCGs, Nov 2019
HOSC should call for a formal consultation on the proposed merger of Clinical Commissioning Groups • We would urge HOSC to open up these proposals to detailed scrutiny, and to seriously consider calling for a formal public consultation.
KONP Response to the Long Term Plan
NHSE’s proposals may appear to look towards unpicking the Health & Social Care Act and overriding the structures of the market, but it’s clear on closer examination that their proposals head in a very different direction from our aim of reintegrating the NHS. They are looking to a greater centralisation and top down control of a system, while we campaign for local accountability and transparency. They are driving towards 100% of NHS provision being via long-term commercial contracts while we challenge every instance of privatisation.
Oxfordshire KONP Response to Consultation on ICS
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
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).
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