Thank you and get stuck in

Thanks to everyone who helped us have a lively  presence both inside and outside the theatre at Mark Thomas’s NHS at 70 show in Wakefield on Wednesday. He was feisty and to the point and the theatre was packed out !  There are some pics on our facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/141710829185241/

LA and health meetings coming up if anyone wants to join the public gallery!

  • Leeds Adults and Health Scrutiny Board 23rd April  1.30 in the Civic Hall,
  • Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board 25th April 10am – venue to be confirmed

More opportunities to march with the Leeds KONP banner and help get our messages across at

  • Leeds TUC May Day march Sat 4th May, assembling at 11.30 at Leeds Art Gallery
  • Banners Held High Sat. May 18th in Wakefield  For the march/ parade assemble 11am  Smyth St. nr. Westgate station. Later there are stalls, films, theatre etc until 5
  • Save the date – 29th June for our Northern Conference in Leeds.

For more events see the minutes and for more info re NHS England’s  public consultation on possible changes in legislation affecting the NHS (https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/…/nhs-long-term-plan-leg…/) which closes on 25th April and KONP’s position on proposed legislative changes, see John Puntis latest post on our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/141710829185241/

You are all very welcome at the next meeting of LEEDS KEEP OUR NHS PUBLIC this Wednesday 24th April 6.30-8pm in the Victoria Hotel, behind Leeds Town Hall

The next meeting on 8th May we are aiming to have a discussion about Labour Party policy and practice re the NHS with  Councillor Paul Truswell.

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RECENT EVENTS

City Centre stall2.3giving outpostcardsVery merry event as both John and Rob played melodeons and attracted lots of positive attentionL

eeds Summat 9.3 about 400 at the Summat. KONP shared a stall withSpace 2 and made good contacts; Dand Emma ran a workshop. This was at the end of the day but 8 people came and it went well. Showed Museum film re KONP/ Hospital Alert, gave short talk with “washing line” flags and made some fantastic placards for thedemo. Making a little film of KONP’s contribution at the Summat -now on our facebook.

KONP National Steering Group came to Leeds, excellent turnout. Good discussion re our response to the 10 year plan etc. Delegates appreciative of local organisation & lunch. G suggested KONP has a positive relationship with John Ashworth who now seems politically close. Shadow Social Care Minister Barbara Keeley seems much further off. The HCT social care group ( which is planning to become an affiliate not subgroup of HCT) is liaising with Eleanor Smith MP re setting up a mtg with MPs. The group has also finally managed to agree a draft resolution for CLPs and branches to try to get to Conference.

MG said he went to a Policy Forum meeting at his CLPlast week with John Healey, shadow minister for Housing. Agreed it would be helpful to have a substantial discussion in a Leeds KONP meeting on to how to influence LP policy.

YORKS HCT DEMO 30thmarch assemble 11.30 , march . 12-1pm rally 1-1.40. 1.45 Victoria Hotel

Police liaison sorted & G has promised the art gallery we will do ourthere at 10am to sort site &official liaisonbest to honour their requirements re public access, keep off thespeaker, erect gazebo &stall statue and ramp, don’t affix banners etc.

Speakers confirmed :

  • Jane Aitchison, Leeds TUC President, long term PCS activist and Labour’s PPC for Pudsey.
  • Adrian O’Malley, Secretary Mid Yorkshire Health Unison branch
  • John Puntis, retired consultant from Leeds Teaching Hospital , national sec. of KONP , Doctors for the NHS and Doctors in Unite

To be confirmed :

  • Paula Sheriff, MP for Dewsbury , Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care
  • Matt Wrack, President of the Fire Brigades Union, who will be in Leeds

Mike Forster, chair of Hands Off HRI will chair the rally1

Coming up…

April 18th Mark Thomas NHS show Wakefield Theatre Royal, Mark has approved us having a KONP stall and encouraged us to bring campaigners and banners.

 

NHS motion in Parliament and letter template for your MP

Government amendments to secondary legislation

 

Government laid down amendments to secondary legislation on a large number of bits of NHS primary legislation 13th February – ‘The Amendments Relating to the Provision of Integrated Care Regulations 2019’

Link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/248/contents/made

 

Labour has put down as an EDM (Early Day Motion) the following: ‘a prayer against a Negative Statutory Instrument’, ie the one above:

“That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Amendments Relating to the Provision of Integrated Care Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 248), dated 13 February 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 February 2019, be annulled.”

https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/52605?fbclid=IwAR1BY_xRWOx09VbYiARmLZ9wt71i5CYcwyvYUKlvcnkEqqcrD4nmd2vsk58

The main objective is that the amendments for the new integrated care systems and integrated care provider contracts which will follow should be debated openly to achieve democratic consensus, and not piecemeal behind the scenes and under the radar of parliamentary scrutiny.

Jeremy Corbyn put his name down with Jon Ashworth and a total of 38 MPs by Friday 12midday.

We shared this on the SG and suggested that KONP branches could ask MPs to add their names – it is not so much an opposition to the individual wording of all the amendments but the fact that these changes are not part of an open discussion in parliament even short of primary legislation.

The LP has asked its MPs and other parties to back it but Brexit takes most attention.

They are still looking for MPs to sign the EDM.

 

Dear Xxxxxx, MP

Debate with vote Monday 18th March

Please would you consider supporting Jeremy Corbyn, Jon Ashworth and the Shadow Team in their EDM #2103 ‘Prayer’ against the Government’s amendments without parliamentary discussion to the secondary legislation affecting primary care in the NHS (38 MPs so far in support). Parliamentary time has now been allocated for Monday 18th March. It is important that as many MPs as possible are present to support the motion:

Amendments Relating to the Provision of Integrated Care Regulations 2019 – S.I. 2019, No. 248

The Labour motion is ‘a prayer against a Negative Statutory Instrument’: ie the one above:

“That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Amendments Relating to the Provision of Integrated Care Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 248), dated 13 February 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 February 2019, be annulled.”

https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/52605?fbclid=IwAR1BY_xRWOx09VbYiARmLZ9wt71i5CYcwyvYUKlvcnkEqqcrD4nmd2vsk58

The main objective is that the amendments for the new integrated care systems and integrated care provider contracts which will follow should be debated openly to achieve democratic consensus, and not piecemeal behind the scenes and under the radar of parliamentary scrutiny.

Thank you

xxxxxx

xxxxxxx Campaign/KONP/individual