The last few months have seen enormous political shifts, a trend that looks set to continue. Theresa May and the Conservative Party have got themselves in a real mess, with a dramatically weakened Government, a divided party, and no obvious way out of the situation.
TIMETABLE for 5 days of protest, rallies, public meetings, gigs, comedy and cultural events to protest, the Conservative Party Conference
National demonstration on Sunday 1 October the day the Tory Party conference opens which tens of thousands are expected to attend.
In less than three weeks time the Conservative Party Conference will take place in Manchester. We’re organising 5 days of protest, rallies, public meetings, gigs, comedy and cultural events to coincide with it – every day they are in Manchester we will be there too putting across the alternative to austerity. The week will include a national demonstration on Sunday 1 October the day the Tory Party conference opens which tens of thousands are expected to attend.
Below is the initial timetable of events for the week of action, every day new events are added and details updated – keep checking the website for details. It looks set to be a packed week. We’re asking everyone to do what they can to get to as much of the week as possible, we hope to be able to offer accommodation for those who wish to attend the week from outside of Manchester, if you’re interested please contact email@example.com. Derby Coach Booking
TAKE BACK MANCHESTER FESTIVAL 30 SEP – 4 OCT 2017
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION – SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER
NO MORE AUSTERITY | SCRAP THE PAY CAP
FOR DECENT HEALTH, HOMES, JOBS & EDUCATION
Sunday 1 October, 12pm Castlefield Arena / Liverpool Road, Manchester
This timetable will be updated daily with new events & details may change so please keep checking the website. If you are organising an event, or would like to, as part of the week please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
19:00 – 21:00 – Speak Out Against Austerity
Spoken word & poetry night
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
12:00 – 16:30: Working for a World Without Austerity
Day school hosted by Manchester Trades Council (more details to follow)
@ Partisan Collective
14:00 – 16:00: Fighting Unemployment, Poverty and Austerity
Public Meeting: hosted by the Mary Quaile Club
Speakers: Sean Mitchell and Charlotte Hughes
@ Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX
16:00 – 18:00: Trump: Taking The World To The Brink Of War?
Public Meeting: hosted by Stop the War Coalition
Speakers: Lindsey German, Alan Gibbons, Louise Regan
Former health minister Norman Lamb attacks ‘discrimination at heart of NHS’ that in bed shortage prioritises patients with physical over mental health problems
Denis Campbell Health policy editor Saturday 5 December 2015 20.03 GMTLast modified on Saturday 5 December 2015
More than 2,000 people a month with mental health illnesses in England are being sent miles from their homes, sometimes hundreds, because of a chronic shortage of beds, NHS figures reveal.
Of these, more than 500 end up as inpatients at least 30 miles from their home area, the Health and Social Care Information Centre data shows. This is despite such moves often causing great distress and increasing the risk of suicide among patients.
Campaigners said the figures showed that those with serious mental health problems suffered “complete discrimination” by the NHS that would never be tolerated for cancer or stroke patients.
“It’s an outrage what happens,” said Norman Lamb, the ex-health minister who obtained the figures and passed them to the Observer. “We know that out-of-area placements have a link to an increased risk of suicide. This would never, ever happen with a physical health problem, such as a stroke or heart failure. Why should we accept this for someone with acute mental illness, when we wouldn’t accept it for someone with cancer? It’s complete discrimination at the heart of the NHS.”
The figures show that in April – the first month such data was collected in a plan instigated by Lamb – 2,067 people were looked after as inpatients outside the area covered by their local mental health trust. By August, the figure was 2,198. The number of people sent more than 30 miles from their home area rose from 473 in April to 501 in August, the most recent month for which the HSCIC has released data.
Virgin Care, which will take over Wiltshire’s children’s health services
NHS staff working in child health services in one West county have been told they have a new boss – Richard Branson – after health chiefs unilaterally privatised their entire department in a £64 million deal.
All community child health services in Wiltshire will be privatised, with council and NHS bosses defending their decision saying it was the best way to ensure a ‘consistent’ service across the county.
But leaders representing the staff being transferred said they had real fears the move would mean a worse service for more money, which they said was what happened when taxes were paid for ‘profits and shareholders’.
Until now, all the services from Cricklade to Salisbury had been run by five different NHS organisations. The services now part of the deal include children’s specialist community nursing, health visiting and speech and language therapy