May 2021 Bulletin announcing plan for public meeting on June 16th

Find it here

Correspondence about Mary Feilding Care Home

Find the letter from Jan Shortt to Haringey councillors here.

Find the reply from Cllr. James here.

Press release issued May 4th

More information includes a Taxicard update and Oriel invitation to help with planning the move of Moorfields from City Road.

Information on Taxicard ——— Oriel invitation

Pictures of demo against the Centene purchase of ‘The Laurels Medical Practice’ :

Laurels Demo 22APR21 – photographer Stephen Furner
Laurels Demo 22APR21 – photographer Stephen Furner


The Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections are on 6 May 2021

Make sure you vote.

To vote by proxy contact [email protected] or 0208 489 1000

https://www.londonelects.org.uk

The London Region NPC asks candidates to comment on its manifesto.



April 2021 news and bulletin

Here is your April Bulletin

Mary Feilding Care Home

Several newspaper reports alert us to the sale of Mary Feilding Care Home, Highgate, where Hetty Bower, our founding member and Britain’s oldest anti-war campaigner, died aged 108 in 2013. Some of the present residents of over 100 years old have 3 months to find a new home.

Our MP, Catherine West, asks us to sign her petition here to halt the plans.

Press Coverage:

March 18th, Ham & High Broadway, page 6

March 25th, Ham & High Broadway, page 27 ‘MP calls for review of Mary Feilding Guild care home sale’, also a letter on page 20 from Haringey councillors calling for the sale and evictions to be stopped.

April 1st, Ham & High, pages 22 & 23 “‘We are united’ Mary Feilding Guild residents protest care home close.”
On page 19 of the same edition Sue Hessel, local campaigner for informal carers, asks how secure is our tenure when moving into a care home.

April 1st, Daily Express, “Shameful… it’s profit over people”

March 11th, Ham & High Broadway, page 17, Hornsey Pensioners column on our call for a public inquiry into Covid deaths.

For more information see Upcoming Events: Keep Our NHS Public


March 2021

We regret to announce that Patsy Pillay, our joint president died in February aged 96. Here she is on the left enjoying a party with Pamela Jefferys about 4 years ago. Find her obituary on page 2 of the March Bulletin. Our Joint President, John Boshier, gives his condolences.

The film originally shown at our HPAG meeting in September 2019 is her story that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/W_r8geQJ2-4. The last 19 minutes of her activity here in Muswell Hill was shown at the HPAG meeting.

The March Bulletin is here.

Protect the NHS:

‘Under Cover of Covid’ important changes are barely announced, such as the invitation to comment upon the white paper to be debated in parliament in April.  Our group rejected the proposals that would transform the NHS, allowing Integrated Care Systems to take a major role, with increased privatisation.  Together with Haringey Keep Our NHS Public we advise councillors and MPs to argue against the proposals. Here is sample letter that you could use to write to both your MP and to councillors.

Do you want St Ann’s Road Surgery run by a US company?

Privatisation of GP Surgeries in North Central London

As reported in Islington and Camden newspapers and in the BMJ, of the takeover of 50 GP practices by a US healthcare firm in North Central London.  Operose Health is a subsidiary of the US Company Centene. Thus the American health insurance company, CENTRENE, has now taken over 49 local surgeries in 19 London boroughs, affecting over 370,000 patients. At least 6 of these surgeries are in the North Central London area. They include: In Haringey  St Ann’s Surgery; in Islington Hanley Primary Care Centre N4; Mitchison Road Surgery N1; in Camden Kings Cross Surgery, St Pancras Hospital, Somers Town Medical Centre, Brunswick Medical Centre.

The decision to hand over the running of the practices  was taken in what is considered a covert manner by the North Central Commissioning Group(CCG) without local councils being informed. This is a disgraceful, underhand way to manage our NHS. We want private health care OUT of our NHS.

What can be done

  1. Information and Petition  https://weownit.org.uk/act-now/stop-sell-49-gp-practices
  2. A public meeting is being held on 16th March at 4.00 – 5.30p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/426257558650374/ Jeremy Corbyn MP, Dr Louise Irvine, Councillor Nurullah Turan (Islington), Councillor Roger Robinson (Camden),  a Unison rep and Shirley Franklin will address the meeting. There will be plenty of time for participants to ask questions and make suggestions. 

ZOOM MEETING: Details https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87254179080
Meeting ID: 872 5417 9080
Passcode: 446892

Our column in Ham & High Broadway


February 2021

Don’t forget to register for the Connections for All webinar which takes place on Monday, 1st February (11am).

To read the full press release, get the agenda and to register for the event, please go to the NPC website

If you have any questions for the panel, you can email them to [email protected] or ask them in the Q&A section in the webinar

https://www.npcuk.org/post/connections-for-all-webinar

Here is the February bulletin

How many of us have paid their TV licence?

Documents for the AGM

Officers reports:

Overall Review, Treasurer’s report, Membership report

  The latest edition of the Campaign! bulletin is out now.

Get it on https://www.npcuk.org/post/campaign-bulletin-january-2021

The latest edition of the Women’s Network Exchange is out now.
Get it on
https://www.npcuk.org/post/women-s-network-exchange-52

NPC Webinars
Didn’t manage to catch the previous NPC webinars or just want to watch it again?

Go to the links below to watch the webinar and download the slides

Care
https://www.npcuk.org/post/uk-health-and-care-experts-call-for-national-care-service-at-npc-emergency-online-summit

Ageism, Human Rights & Hate Crime
https://www.npcuk.org/post/ageism-human-rights-hate-crime-in-the-uk