Junior Doctors Strike – it’s not all about the money

photo from Dr Tony O'Sullivan on twitterPickets were out at hospitals across the country yesterday - and will be again today - in the 4th strike in the ongoing Junior Doctors dispute.  In South East London that included Lewisham Hospital (pictured above) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. Simon Pirani, who was at Woolwich, has sent ...

NHS Cleaners strike at four South London mental heatlh units

Domestics and hostesses employed by private contractor Aramark at four sites of South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLAM) are out on strike today, seeking a living wage of £10per hour and an end to two tier arrangements on sick pay and shift allowances. The strike involves GMB members at  the Maudsley, Lambeth, Bethlem and ...

Junior Doctors Strike in South London

There was good support across South London for today's strike by Junior Doctors against proposed new contract conditions.Pickets at Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell photo from Unite the Resistance on twitterGuys HospitalSt Thomas Hospital - photo by @laurafleur on twitterCroydon University Hospital - photo from @ger_ogara on twitterLewisham Hospital - photo from @Allan_Katie on twitterIf you want to know ...

NHS Strike – ‘Pay Midwives some respect’ at St Thomas’ SE1

Protest outside St Thomas' Hospital, SE1 Health workers across South London took part in yesterday's national strike action over NHS pay, braving the rain to protest at hospitals across the area during the four hour walkout. Like many workers, those in the NHS have seen their real income fall in the past few years. This year, ...

NHS Pay Protest at Lewisham Hospital, St Thomas’ & St George’s – 5 June 2014

On 5 June health workers across the country will be taking part in a day of action protesting the Government’s decision to refuse a 1% pay rise to the majority of NHS staff. The pay rise was  recommended by the Independent NHS Pay Review body but rejected by Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Many health ...

Music Monday: Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir Charity Single

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir (recently renamed from Lewisham NHS Choir) have had quite a year and a bit. Last Autumn they made it to the final of BBC's The Choir: Sing While You Work. Then, with maternity and emergency services under threat, the choir supported the campaign to Save Lewisham Hospital. They performed on ...

Celebrations at Lewisham Hospital as Government Loses Appeal

Celebrations outside Lewisham Hospital tonight, following the Court of Appeal's ruling today that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have power to implement cuts  to maternity and emergency services at Lewisham Hospital. Of course the High Court had ruled to this effect earlier in the year, but the Government had appealed the decision - thankfully ...

Save Lewisham Hospital Victory Parade Tomorrow

From Save Lewisham Hospital campaign:'We will be holding a VICTORY PARADE through LEWISHAM and PARTY IN THE PARK Saturday 14th September! Meet at 12 NOON, Lewisham Roundabout (nr train station) followed by a celebration in Ladywell Fields!We want to THANK the INCREDIBLE Lewisham community for your amazing support and to celebrate together our victory at ...

Save Lewisham Hospital Victory Dance

 The Save Lewisham Hospital campaign secured a historic legal victory last month when the High Court ruled that the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, had acted unlawfully in deciding to substantially cut services and close departments at Lewisham Hospital.However the fight is not over yet, as on the last day it could ...

Lewisham Hospital Judgement Day

Wednesday July 31st is an important day in the campaign to keep emergency and maternity services open at Lewisham Hospital, with the judgement due on the legal challenges to the closure plans brought by the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and Lewisham Council.People will be gathering at the Royal Court of Justice at 10:30 am for ...