Lewisham health visiting threatened by Jeremy Hunt’s cuts

Health visiting and school nursing services are facing cuts in Lewisham as a result of a £4.7 million reduction in the public health grant that the Council receives from central government. Lewisham Council is consulting on how it will make these cuts (consultation here - closes 14 August), and local NHS campaigners Save Lewisham Hospital ...

NHS ‘Bursary or Bust’ Protest

Student nurses, midwives and associated health professionals marched in London today against Government plans to scrap bursaries for NHS students and replace them with loans. Protestors sat down and blocked Waterloo Bridge during the demonstrationOutside St Thomas Hospital(photo from @LondonNurse2015)Sit down on Waterloo Bridge (photo @NHAparty)Waterloo Bridge (@LondonNurse2015)Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich National Health Action Party ...

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 ...

Mental Health Services: cuts to CAMHS and meeting in New Cross

Interesting article in the Guardian this week on the difficulty children have getting help from NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The focus is on Childeric Primary School in SE14: 'In every classroom in Childeric primary school in New Cross, south-east London, there is a world map stuck to the wall. Ranged around the continents ...

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 ...

Save Lewisham Hospital Conference

Well we might have saved Lewisham Hospital from closure of key services and downgrading in 2013, but NHS services everywhere are under threat from funding cuts and more. Next month Save Lewisham Hospital campaign is holding a conference at Goldsmiths in New Cross. They say:'Why is our NHS under threat and what can we do ...