Join us this week – stalls, medicines and under the knife

Saturday 12 Oct Leeds KONP stall 11am in Headingley outside Sainsbury’s. Any help appreciated or just drop by to say hello

Thursday 17th Oct 7pm Leeds Hospital Alert Public meeting on What will Happen to the Supply of \medicines after 31st Oct. at St. Margaret’s Parish Church ,Church Lane, Horsforth LS18 5LA

Friday 18th October, 7.30pm “Under the Knife” film screening at HEART in Headingly organised by Leeds KONP . Book a place free at

Saturday 19th October 10.30 – 4.30pm Trade Union Climate Change Conference , Notre Dame College

Register free at

22nd October 1.30pm Leeds Adults, Health and Active lifestyles Scrutiny Board in the Civic Hall.


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 !!


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 as half the seats were taken yesterday:


19.10 Leeds TUC Climate Change Conference. 10.30-4.30 at Notre Dame College . Book places at

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 asap! Banner Theatre is promising powerful songs, dynamic music, unique video footage and moving story telling.


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.

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

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

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 !

Banner Theatre – Free for All in Leeds 20th September

Tickets are now on sale

Friday 20th September at Seven Arts , Chapel Allerton.

The show is being brought to Leeds by Leeds KONP with generous support from Unite LTHT Branch, Unite NE/GEO/12 Branch and GMB

Tickets £5.00 and we expect the show to sell out, so grab yours soon!


Join us this Saturday to give Bradford’s mad WOS plans the boot

Dewsbury and Leeds KONP are getting together to set up a Health Campaigns Together stall this Sat. 17th 11.30 – 1pm in Bradford City centre to urge people to support the NHS staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary resisting being transferred out of the NHS into a company which would ( for the moment !) be wholly owned by BRI (!)

We will have music fliers, placards and letters for people to send to the Hospital Board and Governors. Please join us if you can outside the entrance to the Broadway Shopping Centre off Well Lane near Holland and Barrett, close to the Cathedral and Kala Sangam Arts Centre, BD1 1UA

Our amazing NHS staff expect to be on indefinite strike from Bank Holiday Monday 26th Aug and plans are afoot for an HCT rally to support them outside the hospital at 12 noon on 26th.

Any support much appreciated. The strikers have been a beacon of solidarity, fighting spirit, warmth and optimism – it has been a tonic to join the picket line – but this will be their third time out and first with a commitment to indefinite action. Management want to impose a WOC from 1st October so time is getting thin to win. It is essential that the struggle is broadened, other trade unions get on board, MPs and councilors dig their heels in and the Bradford public start making a really big noise

Let’s give it some real welly !!