Monthly Archives: February 2012

Getting it wrong on unemployment – an email to Martin Horwood

Dear Martin,   In July 2011 you left a comment at our blog as follows:   “Unemployment is falling. Public sector job cuts – which are very painful – haven’t stopped new jobs in the private sector”   In light of the fact that unemployment has risen steadily ever since to a current 16 year […]

PRESS RELEASE: NHS Services Escape Privatisation after High court Drama

Joint Statement from NHS Gloucestershire and Michael Lloyd (Claimant in the Judicial Review) In a joint statement issued Thursday, 9th February, NHS Gloucestershire and claimant Michael Lloyd said:  “Both parties agree that the public of Gloucestershire deserve the best possible NHS services.  We recognise the need for efficient use of public funds and believe that […]


A Gloucestershire resident takes to the High Court in London on Wednesday February 8th in a bid to stop the transfer of all nine of the county’s community hospitals and local health services out of the NHS and into a standalone ‘Community Interest Company’ (CIC). Gloucestershire health bosses’ plans to transfer the county’s community health […]

New Online Petition: Keep Gloucestershire’s NHS Public

Please sign the new online petition to KEEP GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S NHS PUBLIC: Please also pass on this link to as many people as possible, by email, twitter, facebook or in any way you can think of… Petition Text: We the undersigned demand that NHS Gloucestershire reconsider and change their decision to transfer NHS staff and services to Gloucestershire […]

Meeting – Defend NHS jobs, pensions and services

Local campaigners, trade unionists and health workers are invited to a National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) meeting on THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY, 7.00 pm The Guildhall, Eastgate Street, Gloucester FIGHTING BACK Defend NHS jobs, pensions and services Keep the NHS public ROGER DAVEY, South-West rep on the UNISON Health Service Group Executive, Wiltshire and Avon Health […]