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Campaign to save NHS continues in Notts

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The Health and Social Care Bill is currently making its way through the Lords. Opposition to the Bill remains strong. Two NHS oncologists held a 160 mile run from the statue of Aneurin Bevan (Minister of Health in the post-war government during which the NHS was founded) in Cardiff to the Department of Health, Richmond House, Whitehall, London to protest the Bill. The local Keep Our NHS Public b…

Protests in Notts Mark 63rd Anniversary of NHS

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On Tuesday 5th July, the NHS marked its 63rd anniversary. Campaigners in Notts marked the event with a series of protests against the Health and Social Care Bill. On Tuesday there were protests at Bassetlaw Hospital and London Road roundabout, Nottingham. The following Saturday campaigners held a day of action for the NHS which included a trial of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and visits to …

Virgin: Hands Off Our NHS!

Text of a leaflet handed out, by campaigners outside Virgin Media on Clumber Street as part of the Save Our NHS Day of Action.

Anti-Privatisation Campaigners Protest Virgin

Campaigners from Nottinghamshire Save Our Service (Notts SOS) protested outside Virgin Media on Clumber Street, Nottingham today (Saturday July 9th) against governments plans to open the NHS up to private companies.

Campaigners celebrate 63rd Birthday of the NHS

Campaigners in Nottinghamshire will celebrate the 63rd birthday of the founding of the National Health Service (NHS) on Tuesday 5th July 2011, by holding protests warning of the threat it faces from the coalition government.

Notts SOS calls for action to save our NHS

Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) are calling for a "day of action to save our NHS" on Saturday July 9th.

Notts Uncut: Emergency Operation

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On Saturday 28th May, Notts Uncut organised an “emergency operation” in Nottingham city centre. They visited banks and tax dodging corporations to campaign in defence of the NHS. The protest was part of a national day of action called by UK Uncut.

On the newswire: Notts Uncut: Emergency Operation | Eat the Rich!

Previous features: Notts Uncut: Still Protesting | Nottingham Mobilises to Sav…

Save Our NHS Day of Action

July 09, 2011 12:00

Speakers' Corner (the Clough Statue), Market Square, Nottingham

Save Our NHS Day of Action: Saturday July 9th

The campaign against the government's plans for the NHS is at a crossroads. Overwhelming opposition, from ordinary people, the BMA, the NHS Federation, the RCN, the unions and even the Liberal Democrat spring conference has forced them onto the back foot.

Notts Uncut: Emergency Operation

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On Saturday 28th May, Notts Uncut organised an "emergency operation" in Nottingham city centre. They visited banks and tax dodging corporations to campaign in defence of the NHS. The protest was part of a national day of action called by UK Uncut.

Notts Rejects Plans For NHS

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Last week saw a flurry of activity in opposition to the planned “reforms” of the NHS in Nottinghamshire. There were protests at the two “listening” events held in the county and a well received stall in the Market Square on Saturday. In Worksop, campaigners dressed as Robin Hood distributed leaflets in the town centre inviting people to the listening exercise there on Friday. Another Notts Un…

Worksop NHS protest

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Robin Hood comes to Worksop and says listen to the people

Bassetlaw's NHS "listening exercise" to be held at Worksop Town Hall, Friday 27th May, 7.000pm

Robin Hood and his band of helpers descended on Bridge Street, Worksop, last Saturday to tell the folk of Worksop that they had been missed out of the Government’s NHS “Listening Exercise”. Meetings had been held in Edwinstowe and Nottingham by …

Victories for Notts Campaigns

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Last week saw two victories for local campaigns. Firstly, Hayward House Daycare has been saved from closure. Camapigners have welcomed the announcement, but remain wary. Meanwhile, Office Angels who have been the target of protests across the country (including in Nottingham) for refusing to pay a temporary worker, have now backed down.

On the newswire: Latest Hayward House news | Direct act…

Notts SOS: Reports on NHS "listening" events in Notts

As part of the Andrew Lansley's "pause," two "listening" events were held in Nottinghamshire to find out people's opinions on the proposals contained in the Health and Social Care Bill, one in the city and another in Edwinstone. There were protests at both and it is clear that the overwhelming message from those inside was a rejection of privatisation and marketisation.

Picket of NHS "listening" event

May 18, 2011 17:30

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Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham

Picket of NHS "listening" event

Campaigners to Make Sure Government Listening On NHS Reform

On Wednesday 18th May, Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) will be holding a picket outside the local NHS "Listening" event to raise their concerns about the Health and Social Care Bill.

PCT kicked by the terminally ill

Campaign to Save Hayward House Daycare Saves Hayward House Daycare!

Notts SOS: Hayward House: Submissions to scrutiny committee

This is a gentle reminder that we need people to make written representations to the Scrutiny Committee concerning the proposal to ‘transfer services’ in cancer care from the City Hospital site by closing Hayward House Daycare (please see the website www.savehaywarddaycare.org.uk). We don’t have long. Maybe if you know someone who has difficulty writing for reasons of health, confidence…

The Gullible Board (Save Hayward House Daycare)

NHS Board hears why shutting down first rate service for cancer patients is a good thing.

Save Hayward House Daycare

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It has recently emerged that the daycare service at Hayward House is to terminate on September 1st. This has generated considerable anger amongst service users, volunteers and staff. A campaign has sprung up in response, generating impressive media coverage and attracting a wide range of support in a limited period.

Upcoming Event: Save Hayward House Daycare Campaign Meeting, 7pm, Monday 16th…

Kill The Bill: Save the NHS Public Meeting

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On Thursday 21st April, Notts SOS, Health in Your Environment, Keep Our NHS Public and 38 Degrees held a meeting at the Mechanics' Institute to oppose the Social Care and Health Bill.

Hayward House: Interview with service user

In recent weeks it has emerged that the daycare service provided by Hayward House is to end. A campaign against this move has sprung up, attracting considerable local media attention. I interviewed one of the users of the service to find out what they felt about what was going on.

Hayward House: Interview with campaigner

In recent weeks news has emerged of plans to cut the daycare service at Hayward House, located in the grounds of City Hospital, Nottingham. A campaign to defend this service sprung up almost immediately. I interviewed Chris from the campaign to find out what was going on.

Save Hayward House Daycare Campaign Meeting

May 16, 2011 19:00

Carlton Fire Station, Manor Rd, Nottingham, England, NG4 3AY.

Next to Carlton Library

Nottingham Mobilises to Save NHS

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Recent weeks have seen a surge of local activity in defence of the NHS. Campaigners are opposed to cutbacks hitting the health service, as elsewhere, but also about proposed “reforms” of the NHS which critics claim will lead to widespread privatisation and a much reduced service.

Upcoming event: Save our NHS: Kill the Bill, April 21st, 7pm, The Mechanics, North Sherwood St.

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Notts Uncut Action

April 09, 2011 10:45

Meet outside Miss Selfridge on Clumber Street.

Save Our NHS

March 18, 2011 19:15

Room 3, Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD.

Stand Up For the NHS

January 26, 2011 19:30

Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ

Fluoridation for the East Midlands?

NHS Nottingham City has been coordinating a feasibility study over the past few months on behalf of the 9 PCTs in the area in order to determine whether or not it's financially viable and operationally feasible to introduce fluoridation throughout the East Midlands.

'It's a mad world!'

July 28, 2009 19:00

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The Peacock Pub, Mansfield Rd