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Video: Parliamentary debate on STPs

On Wednesday the 14th of September, Parliament debated the evil “Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) – a mechanism devised to enact the demands of Simon Stevens’ privatising 5 Year Forward View. This plan could see the number of NHS hospitals in the country slashed by half, or perhaps even worse, and right now, this is the […]

Epsom & St Helier, the plot sickens

The Wimbledon Guardian have today run a front page article about the threat to St Helier, but recent developments have been a little confusing. For clarity, we have put together a brief timeline of events over the last year or so.   In January 2015, Daniel Elkeles started work at Epsom & St Helier Trust, as […]

KOSHH supports junior doctors on strike day #5 (06/04/2016)

KOSHH Campaigners went to today’s picket line outside St Helier Hospital to support the junior doctors in their struggle and were joined by representatives of Merton & Sutton TUC. Once more the weather was foul, but it’ll take more than inclement weather to stop this group of determined folk. The level of support from the general public was […]

Press: KOSHH in the news, A&E waiting time targets.

The Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust have missed the government target for A&E waiting times every month since August 2015. Until recently, the government target for the percentage of A&E patients to be seen within 4 hours was 98%, but in June 2010, the Con-Dem government relaxed this target to 95%. There are a number […]

Friend of KOSHH on some of the threats to General Practice

Friend of KOSHH, and GP, Dr Yourself El-Gingihy has written a very elightening article on some of the current threats to General Practice by this government. Regular visitors to this webite will be familiar with the techniques of outsourcing, cuts, privatisation, downgrading, the looming threat of a new, less suitable contract, and general chipping away […]

The junior doctors’ strike 10th Feb 2016

KOSHH supports the action taken by the junior doctors absolutely. Junior doctors are protecting our NHS by fighting a contract that is unsafe for patients and unfair to doctors. We’re appalled that this government is lying to the public about weekend deaths being caused by under staffing so that they can push through a contract […]

The Epsom & St Helier Trust have written an open letter…

Further to the story which we covered here and the Epsom Guardian article detailed here and here, the Epsom and St Helier Trust have issued an “Open Letter” to the Epsom Guardian, the text of which you can find here and it is reproduced in full below for your reference: This open letter questions a […]

Trust announces “Grant” of £46k to help maternity patients lose weight – and a private provider is involved

The Epsom & St Helier Trust have today announced that they have secured a “grant” from a charitable trust, of £46,282 to help overweight expectant mothers lose weight. On the face of it, this looks like good news, but as is so often the case with these things, the devil is in the detail.   […]

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