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And a second pat on your back

Posted on: 9th November 2018

And a second pat on your back. Our strong campaign for honest funding to save our NHS is working. Though the Conservative Government hasn’t given our NHS anything close to what it needs at least their claims of extra funding shows that the penny has dropped. Public spending announcements are rarely reported clearly by the […]

Copy of a picture of campaign team with one of the regions MPs, former Health Minister Ben Bradshaw MP.

Chancellor must give our NHS the money the PM promised

Posted on: 29th October 2018

Following a successful lobby of Parliament last week, local NHS campaigners are calling on the Chancellor to give the NHS the £20 billion the Prime Minister promised. The cross/non-Party campaign met scores of MPs and pressed the case for the NHS to receive funding to help pay off the massive debt, release the intolerable pressure […]

News Update

Posted on: 25th October 2018

Our NHS has never faced greater threat nor been as debt-ridden in its 70 years than it is now. Yet Westminster is so preoccupied with Brexit, the impact of Universal Credit cuts and gossip about leadership challenges (assassinations even!) that it has almost forgotten why it should care about our NHS. I returned to the […]

Copy of a picture of campaign team with one of the regions MPs, former Health Minister Ben Bradshaw MP.

Thanks to those who supported our campaign for Honest & Fair funding to Save our NHS in Parliament yesterday.

Posted on: 23rd October 2018

Next week’s anticipated Budget is expected to offer an extra £3.4 billion next year. Welcome as it sounds, it won’t make up for the underfunding of recent years. Sadly that’s not even enough to pay off debt, meet the modest delayed pay settlements and maintain the service at the level it has declined to in […]

Government’s £270 million cut in Cornwall’s NHS overshadows ongoing indecision

Posted on: 3rd October 2018

  An enforced Government cut of £270 million in Cornwall’s NHS by 2020 still overshadows the decisions of local health chiefs. Theyve submitted an important paper for the next “Transformation” Health Board Meeting next Monday 8th Oct for discussion/decision. Health campaigner and former Liberal Democrat MP Andrew George welcomed some of the few decisions which […]

Young voter apathy is great news for the well-heeled establishment

Posted on: 26th June 2018

Attending Mounts Bay Academy’s assembly this morning I told students that the well-heeled establishment is very content with young voter apathy. “The conservative establishment don’t want you to take an interest in politics. They don’t want you to vote. Because if you do… if you do… they’d have to take notice of you. Rather than […]

NHS “sticking plaster” cash promise is nothing like enough

Posted on: 17th June 2018

Today’s hastily cobbled together face-saving NHS cash initiative by the PM is nothing like enough. It won’t even come close to resolving the serious crisis her Government has placed our NHS in. Welcome as it is, the extra funding is a more of a sticking plaster for the tattered reputation of the Conservative Party than […]

To “Save our NHS”…it needs “20% more by 2020” – cross/non-Party Campaign launched

Posted on: 13th June 2018

A major campaign group of current and recently retired NHS clinicians, medical staff and cross/non Party campaigners have launched a campaign which calls on the Government to “Save our NHS” by significantly increase resources – “20% more by 2020”. Headed by NHS campaigner and former MP, Andrew George and former Cornwall NHS Chief, Dr Colin […]

Cornish campaign to “save our NHS” before yet more cuts

Posted on: 4th June 2018

(Further to Helston Community Hospital statement attached) Former MP and NHS campaigner, Andrew George will this week announce the launch of a campaign to “Save our NHS” along with senior clinicians, and a cross-Party team of fellow campaigners. They will call for 20% more funding for the NHS by 2020 and launch a Charter of […]

Registered nurses are the backbone of the NHS.

Posted on: 24th May 2018

Registered nurses are the backbone of the NHS. But they’re taken for granted by the Government. Perhaps this is because Ministers know they’ll always put the interests of their patients above themselves. Nurses are rarely moved to militancy. They’ve endured a painful pay cap for more than 5 years with little complaint and been offered […]