Monthly Archives: September 2011

Worst suspicions confirmed for NHS as award-winning social enterprise in Surrey loses out to large corporation

One of the more tiresome criticisms we as anti-cuts campaigners face is the accusation that we are being negative. The fluffy term “social enterprise” has been intensively promoted by those in power along with the idea of a “Big Society”, but the awful reality is beginning to reveal itself. Last week the Guardian and Financial […]

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Update on legal action against NHS Gloucestershire

This update comes from the website of Stroud Against Cuts but has county-wide relevance. Caroline Molloy and Councillor John Marjoram of Stroud Against the Cuts spoke to solicitors Leigh Day late on Tuesday afternoon. The current state of play is that the transfer of 3000 Primary Care Trust staff out of the NHS and into what would […]

Demonstration and legal action to save our NHS

Over 500 people from across Gloucestershire attended a demonstration in Stroud on Saturday to protest against plans to take local hospitals such as Tewkesbury and Stroud, and community health services across Gloucestershire out of the NHS, and into a ‘Community Interest Company’ which is being badged a ‘social enterprise’. The crowd, with shouts of ‘Whose […]

Protest against step to privatisation of NHS, Saturday September 24th

Stop Tewkesbury Hospital, Stroud Hospital & NHS services leaving the NHS! PROTEST taking place in Stroud with county-wide participation, on Sat 24th September. Assemble on Park Road (below Maternity Hospital) at 10.30am,  for march to Subscription Rooms. Called by Stroud Against the Cuts, http://www.stroudagainstcuts.co.uk – Keep our NHS Public: don’t hand our services to a […]

Object to the way the County Council has helped NHS plans stay secret!

Stroud Against Cuts has seen a letter from the head of the South West Strategic Health Authority which states that Cllr Gravells (then chair of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee or HOSC) told the NHS bosses last summer that they didn’t need to bother consulting us in relation to the transfer of our hospitals, […]