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  • Are you a regular, occasional or past NHS patient?
  • Do you know someone who uses NHS services?
  • Are you a current, previous or future NHS employee?

    WELL THAT INCLUDES PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE IN SHEFFIELD, SO THIS WEBSITE CONCERNS YOU.


    Please scroll down for information about events


    Next Pu
    blic Meeting Monday 4th July 7pm United Reform Church S1. 

    Post Referendum what lies in store for the NHS in South Yorkshire.  Will there be more Privatisation
    ?

    We have been supporting the Junior Doctors and now await the results of their ballot.

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  • 16th April saw one of the largest demonstrations in Leeds for sometime as people from all over Yorkshire took part in the March for the NHS 2016. 
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    Taking Back Our NHS

    Saturday 12th March 2016

    10.00- 2.00
    .

    Conference/Workshop at Roco, 338 Glossop Rd.

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    Keynote Speaker

    Dr David Wrigley,
    Carnforth GP
    member of the BMA Council
    and GP Committee


    plus regional and local speakers and workshops


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    SHEFFIELD SAVE OUR NHS

    We are a grassroots movement originating out of the first 38 degrees Save Our NHS campaign in January 2011.  We comprise people from all walks of life and across the political parties who are, or will be affected by the government's austerity measures of spending cuts to NHS Services across England. We strongly oppose the creeping privatisation of the NHS by successive governments and campaigned actively against the Health and Social Care Bill.


    We are based in Sheffield and will
    CCGprotestSSONHS061212 continue to protest against the 2012 NHS reforms and to take action against NHS cuts for this area. We actively invite both individuals and other groups based in other locations around England with similar aims to get involved. It's now or never: soon there may not be an NHS to save.

    We are a campaigning group but we also monitor local NHS developments, questioning local NHS organisations including Sheffield CCG and feeding into Sheffield Healthwatch as appropriate.

    SO WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?

    IN APRIL 2013 THE NHS CHANGED, WITH SERVICES EXPOSED TO TAKE OVER BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR.  NOW THE WHOLE SERVICE IS JUDDERING WITH THE STRAIN OF FLATLINE SPENDING, INCREASING DEMAND AND REFORMS WHICH EVEN THE TORIES ADMITTED WERE THEIR BIGGEST MISTAKE.  


    NOW IN 2016 WE ARE FACED WITH TORY ATTEMPTS TO MAKE THE NHS UNWORKABLE BY MAKING IMPOSSIBLE DEMANDS ON THE SYSTEM AND ITS STAFF.  THEIR FIRST ROUTE TO PRIVATISATION FAILED BECAUSE OF THE STRONG POPULAR RESISTANCE. NOW THEY ARE TAKING A MORE ROUNDABOUT ROUTE.  AS A RESULT THE NHS WILL KEEP BEING CHIPPED AWAY WITH MORE AND MORE OF IT FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO SEEK TO MAKE A PROFIT OUT OF OUR HEALTHCARE.


    WE STAND FOR:           
    A publicly owned health service that puts people before profit!
         An open, accountable and democratically run health service!
          Quality, accessible health care free at the point of delivery for all









  • JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE NH

    For national information see
    Keep Our NHS Public


    For important NHS meetings coming up click here

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    Support the Junior Doctors


    The overwhelming vote for strike action last December shows how bitterly doctors feel about their treatment by Jeremy Hunt.  This is not a sectional dispute.  Doctors are clear that this is about the future of the NHS.  Unless Hunt backs down, the whole of our NHS is at risk of meltdown as cuts bite and staff leave. 


    We know that doctors embarked on industrial action  with heavy hearts but their resolve was stiffened by Jeremy Hunt's crude attempt to smear them and politicise the strike.
      Mistrust has continued to run deep despite some concessions from the employers and it has even spread to senior NHS executives who have distanced themselves from Hunt's decision to impose the contract. Now Health Education England which runs all national training programme has threatned to fine Trusts which do not follow Hunt's instruction. 
    For details of Sheffield junior doctors strike actions on 10th February please click the link below.

    JD_SHEFFIELD_STRIKE_POSTER_100216.pdf

    For more see the Sheffield Star

    and Forge Press
    Also o
    ur blogspot.

     

    Write to press, join phone-ins, contribute to social media to show your support.


     On 9th January Student Nurses marched in London to protest against Osborne's removal of bursary support and this action continues in advance of the Department of Health's formal consultationSee Facebook and the Guardian report of the first march

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  • The Crisis in Primary Care
    Following the Sheffield CCG meeting  on 
    2nd July 2015
    11 GP practices in Sheffield were put at serious risk of financial crisis and closure because of funding reallocations.  These include Devonshire Green (see Dr Grah
    am Pettinger's website petition) and Page Hall Medical Centre, both serving communities with special needs.  SSONHS has actively supportd their campaigns for fairer treatment and at a packed extraordinary meeting of the CCG on 16th July, the CCG pledged that no practice would be forced to close and that safety net measures would be enhanced. However any claims for special treatment will be closely scrutinised and the practices affected all face difficult challenges which will interfere with their work for patients.
    In November the CCG informed Devonshire Green and Page Hall that they were accepted as special cases b
    ut the details had not yet been worked out.  11 practices were not accepted and so face substantial loss of income.  By February the special cases allowance had still not been worked out.

    Meanwhile Bents Green Surgery will be closed and we await NHS England and the CCG's decisions on the tendering out of the Clover Group services.
     See our
    blogspot.


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Here's the March on 25th April 2015 from Endcliffe Park,  part of a national day of action for the NHS 
(image from @sgalbraith47) 


Since the election more and more people have contacted us to ask what they can do. 

The chance to repeal the 2012 Health and Social Care Act has b
een lost for the time being with the Conservative election victory.  However the Conservatives won despite their policy on the NHS not because of it - though some people actually took David Cameron's unf
unded promise of 8.5 billion at his word.  Now we are back with Jeremy Hunt who has to deal with all the financial and other impending crises for which he would have blamed Labour if they had won.

The key questions we developed for voters to ask election candidates are still relevant and our new Sheffield MPs need to be held to what they have said, both in Parliament and within the Labour Party.

The 2012 Health and Social Care Act is not going unchallenged.  Caroline Lucas MP (Green) represented her NHS Bill last July (to reinstate the NHS), supported by Jeremy Corbyn and others, and it is due for debate on March 11th 2016.  However a more establishment counter proposal for a cross-party commission has also been tabled for the same day, which will help to sabotage the NHS Bill.
See this KONP press release

There are major new challenges ahead as the Sheffield Health Services struggle to find an ethical and achievable way forward within the strictures of the Five Year Forward View. There is the looming shadow of devolution measures in Sheffi
eld, which are being discussed in secret and will have significant effects on health and care services.  We will post news as we get it.

Sheffield Save Our NHS will be continuing to campaign hard locally to hold back any further fragmentation and privatisation of the NHS. We don't think the current CCG or Council leadership want to go down this road but there are many pressures, especially in social care.

Watch out for information about future activities and meetings. 




   
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For further information see the leaflets on our campaign page

Privatisation = Profit  NOT Good Patient Care 

Check out the Sheffield NHS News page via the link on the upper left column to find details of local NHS consultation and engagement activities. These help the public to find out what is going on locally and can be opportunities to put the case against competition as the basis for selecting healthcare providers.

We were proud to welcome the 999 Call for the NHS march from Jarrow to London organised by the Darlington Mums. See the page menu link on the left for our dedicated page

We joined the TUC Lobby of the Conservative Party Conference on 29th September 2013 as part of a strong turnout from Sheffield committed to saving the NHS from Tory plans.  But if lobbying / gagging bill is now likely to restrict such events from September 2014. 

In January 2013 we launched a campaign to save the Hallamshire Minor Injuries Unit which is under review.
 We only needed a few shortish signature gathering sessions in the city centre, at Hunters Bar and in Broomhill to collect more than 1000 signatures which were presented to Nick Clegg MP and Paul Blomfield MP. A&E at Northern General is under such pressure that the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust that the MIU was finally re-included in local publicity with the NHS forced to say it would not be closed without a consultation.  However the urgent care system is due for review and consultation in June 2015.
For updates see our blog.

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For information about the Government's proposal to centralise your confidential medical records and make versions of them for sale see our blogspot
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Support the BMA e-petition to get the Health and Social Care Act repealed.  Information here

See column on the left or check out our "Take Action" 
and Campaign Dates sections for more details and for other ways to get involved to Save Our NHS


Tell us what's happening in your local area - 
send us an email


Our first action - March 2011
Video of Lib Dem Conference Protest in Sheffield

YouTube Video


Please click on the left links for more information.



EVENTS


During 2016 we will be continuing to support the NHS as a publicly owned and publicly accountable service, providing quality care free at the point of delivery.

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PUBLIC MEETING

Monday 4th July 2016  7pm

United Reform Church
  S1 2JB
corner of Chapel Walk

What will be next for privatisation in South Yorkshire?


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SSONHS Information and Planning Meeting


41st August



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Last year's screening of Sell Off
with performance and discussion at Theatre Delicatessen on 22 Sept attracted over 100 people

The SSONHS banner was carried on the 
TUC demonstration at the Tory Party Conference


Urgent action needed to save key local practices

For other details and for more Sheffield events  see here

Please see our TAKE ACTION page on this site and our separate BLOG for further dates and information including how to opt out of having your medical records put into a central data system. 

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