Doctors and Medical Students
– our role in saving the NHS
A conference for doctors and medical students committed to the right to health care free at the point of need
Keynote Speaker: Dr Clare Gerada, former chair, Royal College of GPs and former medical advisor to NHS London
Speakers invited from:
Medsin, Medact, Doctors in Unite, Doctors for the NHS, Crash Call for the NHS, NHS Survival, Socialist Health Association, Patients First, Doctors of the World UK
Chair: Dr Ron Singer - Doctors in Unite
Where: Unite the union, Holborn, Central London
When: Saturday 17th October 11:00 to 15:15
Cost: Lunch included
Unite members £5 (plus booking fee)
Non-members £15 (plus booking fee)
This conference brings together medical organisations already involved in defending and extending the UK’s health and social care systems.
There seems to be agreement that:
- What is planned for the NHS will destroy its ethos & result in poorer care
- Pressure on staff is unsustainable, often unsafe & has resulted in unacceptable workloads and levels of stress
- Campaigns involving doctors have shown how important doctors can be in attracting media attention
Recent political events show that many people want something hopeful and positive from politicians. This chimes with the popularity of the NHS as a publicly owned and provided, high quality service and the unpopularity of the privatisation agenda
Doctors and medical students working closer together, in organisations or as supporters, will have greater impact The conference, by agreeing common ground, discussing ‘the difficult bits’ will help doctors and students campaign for a better NHS and social care future for patients and staff.
Workshops to include:
- NHS worth fighting for: (fairer funding, deprivation, PFI)
- Devolution of health care (Devo Manc and implications)
- Health Care for victims of torture, asylum seekers & refugees
- Salaried doctors in the NHS and private sector
- Getting doctors and students involved
- Employment issues: (bullying, whistleblowing, working with other health workers, workload, 24/7 service-provision and stress)
When & Where
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