Next meetings and Upcoming Events
The next meeting of Defend Our NHS York will take place at the The Minster Inn, 24 Marygate, York, YO30 7BH at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 10th May 2018.
Friday 29th June – NHS Birthday bash – music, song and cake (possibly) – York NHS Hospital Sports and Social Club, Recreation Hall City Hospital, White Cross Rd, York YO31 8JR
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- Say NO to NHS Privatisation in York – Tuesday 10th April, 7 pm – 9 pm
- Photos from the York March and Rally for the NHS Saturday, April 7 2018
- York March and Rally for the NHS Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
- BID A FOND FAREWELL TO BOOTHAM PARK HOSPITAL
- NHS in Crisis – Emergency Day of Protest Saturday 3 February, 11am York District Hospital
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- David Cameron – Former Prime Minister
Handed a peerage to nursing and care home tycoon Dolar Popat, who has given the Tories more than £200,000 in donations.
- Andrew Lansley – Former Health Secretary & architect of privatisation
Received a £21,000 donation in Nov 2009 from John Nash, the former chairman of Care UK.
- Harriet Baldwin – Tory whip
Former executive at JP Morgan, a major player in private healthcare.
- Greg Barker – former Energy Minister
Held shares in Quester VCT 5 plc ,a venture capital firm with multiple investments in healthcare companies.
- Henry Bellingham
Former director of Lansdowne Advisory Ltd, which has shares in private healthcare company Circle.
- Jake Berry
Has registered interests in legal firm Squire Patton Boggs, which workd with multiple NHS trusts on PFI and PPP programs.
- Graham Brady
Former advisor to PA Consulting, a management consultancy company which has worked with the NHS’s new Clinical Commissioning Groups.
- Simon Burns – former Health Minister
Attended an oncology conference paid for by Aventis Pharma – a five-day trip to the US funded by a leading drug firm.
- Nick de Bois
Was the majority shareholder in Rapier Design Group, an events management company heavily involved with the private medical and pharmaceutical industries.
- Steve Brine
Received almost £15,000 in donations from James Lupton, the chairman of investment bankers, Greenhill Europe which has a global network of corporate relationships in the healthcare sector.
- Aidan Burley
Received six bottles of wine from Hitachi consultants for a speech in 2011. Hitachi Consulting UK built an online ‘portal’ for NHS commissioners to help them monitor performance.
- Damian Collins
Spent almost a decade working for marketing agency M&C Saatchi, whose clients include PPP healthcare, AXA insurance, Astrazeneca, Pfizer and Merck
- David Davis – former shadow home secretary
Received a payment of £4,250 for a six-hour speaking engagement for private health insurance company Aviva.
- Jonathan Djanogly
Received £1,900 from Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd, which manufactures medical and orthopaedic equipment and instruments.
- Richard Drax
Received £14,000 in a series of donations from Derek Luckhurst, chief executive and owner of care home group Agincare.
- Iain Duncan-Smith – Work and Pensions Secretary
Has shares in hygiene technology company Byotrol plc, which sells products to the NHS.
- Philip Dunne
Was a non-executive director for investment firm Baronsmead VCT 4 plc, which had multiple investments in private healthcare companies.
- Michael Fallon – Defence Secretary
Former director of Attendo AB, – a Swedish private health company.
- Mark Field
Was a board advisor to Ellwood and Atfield; a recruitment firm which recruit for NHS positions and private healthcare.
- Liam Fox – former Defence Secretary
Received £5,000 from investment company IPGL Ltd, who purchased healthcare pharma company Cyprotex.
- George Freeman
Has shares in Hill House Assets Ltd, formally private health firm 4D Biomedical Ltd.
- Mike Freer
Provided marketing advice to Care Matters, a financial planning company for care homes.
- Richard Fuller
Worked for L.E.K consulting, which has six ‘partners’ in European healthcare.
- Richard Graham
Received £3,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.
- William Hague – Former Leader of the Commons
Received a £20,000 donation from MMC Ventures, which parts owns The Practice plc which runs 60 GP surgeries.
- Philip Hammond – Foreign Secretary
Beneficiary of a trust which owns a controlling interest in healthcare and nursing home developer Castlemead Ltd.
- Mark Harper
Received £5,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.
- Nick Herbert
Received £15,000 in donations from Caroline Nash, wife of former Care UK chairman John Nash.
- Jeremy Hunt – Health Secretary
Received £32,920 from hedge fund baron Andrew Law, a major investor in healthcare firms.
- Margot James
Had a key role at marketing giant WPP Group, which had a long list of healthcare clients.
- Sajid Javid – Culture Secretary
Received £11,000 from Moundsley Healthcare Ltd last year.
- Jo Johnson – Downing Street policy adviser
Received £6,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.
- Kwarsi Kwateng
Worked as an analyst for for Crispin Odey’s hedge fund Odey Asset Management.
- Mark Lancaster
Former adviser to property venture capital firm Company Palmer Capital Partners Ltd, a funder of Danescroft Commercial Developments, which has worked in the healthcare sector.
- Dr Phillip Lee
Has worked as a freelance or Medical Solutions Ltd, which provided medical cover for events.
- Oliver Letwin – former shadow chancellor
Was a non-executive director of N.M. Rothschild Corporate Finance Ltd, which invests heavily in healthcare.
- Peter Lilley
Non-Executive director of management software firm Idox plc, which provides services to the NHS Health Libraries Group and NHS Education for Scotland.
- Tim Loughton
Received £350 for training sessions with Cumberlege Connections, a political networking firm that works “extensively” with the pharmaceutical industry.
- Mary Macleod
Was a senior executive at Andersen Consulting/Accenture, which has profited from big PFI deals.
- Francis Maude – Cabinet Office Secretary
Was a director of PR firm Huntsworth plc, which was part of lobbying group Healthcare Communications Association.
- Maria Miller – former Culture Secretary
Former director of Grey’s Advertising Ltd, an advertising and brand company which worked extensively with clients in the healthcare sector.
- Andrew Mitchell – former International Development Secretary
Was a strategy adviser to global management firm Accenture, which has worked extensively with private healthcare companies and the NHS.
- Penny Mordaunt – Communities Minister
Worked for lobbying firm Hanover, where she had a range of healthcare clients.
- Brooks Newmark – former Charities Minister
Partner in the Allele Fund, which invests in healthcare startups.
- Jesse Norman
Received £5,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.
- Stephen O’Brien
Received payments totalling £40,000 from Julian Schild, whose family made £184million in 2006 by selling hospital bed-makers Huntleigh Technology.
- George Osborne – Chancellor
Received donation through Conservative Campaign Headquarters from Julian Schild – see above.
- Priti Patel – Treasury Minister
Worked for lobbying firm Weber Shandwick, which does PR for big healthcare and pharmaceutical firms.
- John Redwood – former Cabinet Minister
Advised the private equity company which runs Pharmacy2u, the UK’s largest dedicated internet and mail order pharmacy.
- Jacob Rees-Mogg
Partner of Somerset Capital Management LLP, which has healthcare investor Redwood Emerging Markets Dividend Income Fund as a client.
- Sir Malcolm Rifkind – former Foreign Secretary
Chairman of advisory board at L.E.K. Consulting LLP, which helps private healthcare firms identify “new business development” and “opportunities with the Government”.
- Amber Rudd – Energy Minister
Received £3,000 from hedge fund baron Andrew Law, a major investor in healthcare firms.
- David Ruffley
Received £10,000 in donations from Caroline Nash, wife of former Care UK chairman John Nash.
- Mark Simmonds – former Foreign Minister
Was paid £50,000 a year as a “strategic adviser” to Circle Health.
- Chris Skidmore
Received £3,500 for speeches to STAC Consultancy, which specialises in the launch of pharmaceutical products.
- Julian Smith
Received a £2,500 donation from Principle Healthcare Ltd in September 2014.
- Nicholas Soames
Received £2,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.
- John Stanley
Consultant on financial services to FIL Investment Management Ltd, which invests in healthcare.
- Andrew Tyrie – select committee chairman
Attended the Ryder Cup as Secretary of the Parliamentary Golf Society, with travel and accommodation paid for by U.S. healthcare services company Humana Europe.
- Robin Walker:
His office received a £2,000 donation from Redwood Care Homes, which owns multiple care homes.
- David Willetts – former Universities Minister
Has shares in Sensortec, a company that owns Vantix which was working on a contract for a new product to detect MRSI.
- Rob Wilson
Had registered shares in Vital Imaging, a private screening company.
- Tim Yeo
Also attended the 2008 Ryder Cup, courtesy of Humana Europe.
- Nadhim Zahawi
Non-executive director of recruitment company SThree, which specialises in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector.
From the Mirror website via positive money
Below is a selection of the available dates for NHS related meetings in the York area. These are quite useful if you wish to hear what’s going on or have a point to make (book in advance to speak). HEALTH WARNING – Some of the meetings can drag on interminably and may induce narcolepsy, if not irritation…
Vale of York CCG meetings – http://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/governing-body-meetings
|5 January 2017||10am||Derwent and Wharfe Room, Selby District Association of Voluntary Services (AVS), Community House, Portholme Road, Selby
|2 February 2017||10am||West Offices, York, YO1 6GA|
|2 March 2017||10am||West Offices, York, YO1 6GA|
City of York Council Health and Adult Social Care Policy and Scrutiny Committee
- 20 Dec 2016 5.30 pm
- 30 Jan 2017 5.30 pm
- 27 Feb 2017 5.30 pm
- 29 March 2017 5.30 pm
- 19 April 2017 5.30 pm
- 31 May 2017 5.30 pm
City of York Council Health and Wellbeing Board
John Seddon of Vanguard Consulting wrote in his latest newsletter –
“I regularly shout at the radio when I listen to commentators talk about health and care systems. They trot out the Whitehall narrative: People are getting older, demand for services is growing, the status quo is not sustainable; we have to decide what to stop doing and who will pay.
The NHS Sustainability Transformation Plans (should be called doing-the-wrong-thing-righter plans) being cooked up around the country – which ministers want kept secret – are based on the notion that efficiency is as tight as a drum. It is not. The NHS is grossly ineffective and, consequently, grossly inefficient. Demand isn’t rising, it is stable. Unlike Whitehall, we’ve studied it.
What is rising, inexorably, is failure demand; caused, as ever, by industrialisation: standardisation (‘protocols’), specialisation, activity management, targets and an absence of continuity in the relationship between patients and the service.
This way of managing amounts to tampering with the system, making performance worse, and the worse it becomes, the more the leaders bully their staff. Forget protection of whistle-blowers; anyone who raises concerns about the system will be vilified.
National Campaign Day to save the NHS
Saturday November 26
St Helen’s Square, York 10.30am-12noon
Bishopthorpe Road, York 10:30am-12:30pm
Front Street, Acomb 10:30am-12:30pm
Patients are facing longer waits, with hospitals overcrowded, understaffed and facing financial crisis. Join Rachael Maskell MP on the November 26 for our National Campaign Day to Save the NHS.
If you’ve never volunteered before, we’re a friendly team and we’ll explain exactly what to do and pair you up with someone experienced.
For details see
Available here – http://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/pages/start-well-live-well-age-well
May wish to read with this by your side – http://www.stopthestps.org.uk/
HCT is calling a national demonstration in London on 4th March . We believe the time has come to demonstrate the breadth and depth of support for the NHS and anger and opposition to the destructiveness of Tory policies.
‘Health Campaigns Together’ is a national network of over thirty NHS campaigning organisations and unions working together to co-ordinate action to defend the NHS.
Our National Health Service is at breaking point. On the backdrop of gross underfunding and continued cuts and closures of NHS services, private companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS. Continued pay restraint has seen the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now 25,000 nursing and 3,500 midwifery vacancies in NHS England alone.
By March the “winter crisis” will not be over and the full reality of the STP plans will have become clearer to…
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