We would love to see you at our next meeting – here’s what’s been happening

Notes of our last meeting with a recent statement from national KONP re the Tories latest announcement re £30bn … well maybe less than 3bn ….for 40 new hospitals … or maybe 6 not so new hospital redevelopments. There is delight in Leeds that the plans for new build at LGI may have got its legs – as long as you can trust Boris Johnson !!

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John is writing to the YEP who are always keen to have readers’ letters so do give it a shot if you feel like pitching in on this or any other issues.

The mental health summit on Saturday in London went very well with moving and shocking testimony from survivors, parents, relatives of people who have committed suicide, psychologists, clinicians, campaigners as well as stories of fighting back against desperately inadequate services and lots of enthusiasm and positive ideas for working together on common goals.

The demonstration against Austerity on Sunday organised by The People’s Assembly , Unison et al was stunningly well attended despite the weather ranging from fine drizzle to steady rain and there were stirring speeches from Labour shadow Cabinet ministers, including Richard Burgon from Leeds and Angela Raynor, Frances O’ Grady from the TUC, Louise Irvine GP from KONP and lots more

Coming up soon :

11.10 2.15 – 4.15 Yorkshire Health Campaigns Together Network Meeting at Mill Hill Chapel in City Square.

12.10 KONP STALL, Headingley 11am- 12.15ish outside Sainsbury’s on Headingley Lane near the pedestrian lights

17.10. 7.30 Public Meeting on What will Happen to the Supply of Medicines after 31st Oct. organised by Leeds Hospital Alert at St. Margaret’s Parish Church ,Church Lane, Horsforth LS18 5LA

18.10 “Under The Knife” film at HEART 7.30pm Please get a free ticket asap at www.undertheknifefilm.co.uk/screenings as half the seats were taken yesterday:

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19.10 Leeds TUC Climate Change Conference. 10.30-4.30 at Notre Dame College . Book places at www.tiny.cc/crisis2019

NEXT MEETING will be on Wednesday 9th October 6.30 – 8pm in The Victoria Hotel, directly behind the Town Hall

Join us in September and October – Free for All and Under the Knife

Don’t forget Banner Theatre’s Free For All show on 20th Sept. – 7.30 at Seven Arts Centre in Chapel Allerton,  £5 tickets via https://www.sevenleeds.co.uk asap! Banner Theatre is promising powerful songs, dynamic music, unique video footage and moving story telling.

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Friday 18th October “ Under the Knife” film showing, HEART, Headingley – free! It includes footage of Yorkshire campaigners. The film is being launched at the Curzon in London later this month with quite a fanfare then showings will take place across the country the week beginning 14th October. Other showings are being planned

The West Yorks and Harrogate Integrated Care System is up and galloping! Some excerpts

If you want to hear more or challenge the plans you can come along to the public “gallery” at

– Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board 16.9 at 1.50pm at the Moyes Centre, Bishop Way, Seacroft LS146NU and/or

– Leeds Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board on 17.9 1.30 in the Civic Hall .

Meanwhile please see and sign the petition against Trade Deals which KONP has worked on with We Own it an, Global Justice et al. https://weownit.org.uk/nhs-trade-deal-action

Join us demonstrating at the Tory Party Conference Sunday 29th Sept. assembling 12 noon in Oxford Road, Manchester. You can book places on Leeds Trades Council coach at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leeds-coach-to-manchester-to-the-protest-against-tory-party-conference-tickets-71996065169

And there is still time to book places on the Mental Health Summit in London organised by KONP , Health Campaigns Together and Mental Health Time for Action. Sat. 28th September at the Royal Free Hospital in London 10-5pm. Info and booking at https://keepournhspublic.com/its-time-to-act-mental-health-crisis-summit-launched/

Hope to see you at the next meeting on Wed 25th September 6.30-8pm which will focus on developing our campaign strategy for the coming months. We need your ideas !

Northern Health Campaigns Together 29th June and other events

1. Sat. June 29th : Health Campaigns Together Conference in Leeds.

The Conference should help us get a better handle on what is happening in health and social care, share experience and talk about what can be done but also recharge our batteries and derive strength from each other .

2. Thursday 13th June to Sat. 5th July . See Space 2’s “ Many Happy Returns :70 years of NHS memories “ exhibition in room 700 at Leeds City Library. We co-operated closely with Space 2 in preparation for the exhibition and it does show !

3. Friday July 5th ( and possibly Sat 6th too) NHS Birthday event – details to be discussed but we will definitely have a lunchtime event on 5th and will be trying to make some links with Space 2’s exhibition. Plans to be made at the next KONP mtg. on Wed 26th June.

4. Saturday 13th July Kirkstall Festival 10-4 ish We have taken over the stall usually run by Leeds Hospital Alert so need lots of help and bright ideas about how to make it interesting & attractive.

5. Friday 20th September: ( almost confirmed) Banner Theatre musical/ multi-media production on the NHS at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton

6. Sat 28th September : KONP / HCT National Conference on Mental Health at the Royal Free Hospital London.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING : Wednesday 26th June 6.30 – 8pm in the Victoria Hotel

Tomorrow – important meeting on integrated care in Yorkshire

Don’t miss Leeds KONP meeting tomorrow wed 12th 6.30-8pm in the Victoria Hotel behind Leeds Town Hall. ! At the last meeting we agreed to reserve most of this meeting to decide on what we should be asking Leeds LA in particular to do regarding the very rapidly developing Integrated Care System in West Yorks & Harrogate . Time is of the essence!

No prep required but if you feel up to some reading in advance you might like to have a look at these documents:

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Hope to see you tomorrow

Northern Health Campaigns Together Conference flier and latest actions

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Coming up

Sat. May 4th TUC Mayday march 11.30 at Art Gallery – need people to carry KONP banner, placards etc and give out fliers.

Wed May 8th 6.30 in the Vic : Leeds KONP discussion on Labour with Councillor Paul Trusswell – need to advertise and draw others in.

Sat. May 18th Banners held High Wakefield : parade, film, talks, theatre, stalls . Assemble 11am at Smyth Street, WF1 1ED near Westgate Train Station The theme this year is “A Land Fit For Heroes? “ in the aftermath of World War One so very relevant to us. The PCS Samba band will be there !

Sat 1st June and maybe also Sat 8th June : Leeds KONP stall – time and venues to be posted

Sat 15th June KONP AGM in London

Sat 29th June Northern Health Campaigns Together Conference at St. George’s Centre next to LGI ( see early bird flier attached )

NHS 71st birthday events ( on or around 5th July ) Ideas welcome; details to be decided.

Sat 13th July : Kirkstall Festival – looking at running a stall with support from Leeds Hospital Alert 11 – 4ish

Date of Next Meeting Wed. May 8th discussion on Labour policy and practice and how we can influence it from inside and outside the party. 6.30 -8pm in the Victoria Hotel, immediately behind Leeds Town Hall

 

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.

Read the Minutes for more