NINE EVENTS LISTED 

WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT – you are very welcome at any (or all !) of these forthcoming events

There is an overview here….and then please scroll down for details about each….

  1. January 2019, various times and venues: Join us at our local Council meetings

  2. Monday 21st January, 2pm, Gateshead: Joint STP Health Scrutiny Committee (all seven local councils)

  3. Before Friday 25th January, London: Parliamentary second reading of  NHS Bill 2017 – 19

  4. Thursday 7th February, 6.30 for tea and coffee and 7pm start, Newcastle: February KONPNE meeting

  5. 5th, 6th and 7th March, 8pm, Newcastle: Mark Thomas at Live Theatre

  6. Thursday 4th April, 6.30 for tea and coffee and 7pm start, Newcastle: April KONPNE meeting

  7. Thursday 6th June, 6.30 for tea and coffee and 7pm start, Newcastle: June KONPNE meeting

  8. Crowdfunder to enable continued KONPNE campaigning: please support us

  9. Why wait?! Things you can be doing NOW!!!

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>>>>>>> JANUARY 2019 >>>>>>>

KONPNE are keen for people to attend and observe some meetings at local Councils (especially the “Health and Wellbeing” and the “Health Scrutiny” meetings) so that we have a presence at these meetings and are able to keep up-to-date with CCG and Council decision-making regarding the local “Sustainability and Transformation Plan” and the proposed move to “Integrated Care Systems”…are you able to assist? These are sub-committees of the Council, and are all open to the public. You will not be expected to speak at the Council meeting, but we would appreciate some brief feedback by email or at the KONPNE meeting.

Please contact us at konpnortheast@gmail.com if you are able to attend some of these meetings – we are hoping to build up a group of KONPNE members who are willing to attend, but we are starting off small!

Click on the links to the Council websites listed below to find out the details of specific meetings – especially the dates, as the usual meeting day can change from month to month.

Newcastle City Council (held at Civic Centre, Newcastle)

Health and Wellbeing Board (“Wellbeing for Life”) meet every two months on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4.30pm 
Health Scrutiny Committee meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 4.30pm
Dates of future meetings, past minutes and further details are at: https://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk

North Tyneside Council (held at the Quadrant, Silverlink)

Health and Wellbeing Board meet every two months on Thursdays at 2pm 
Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Sub-Committee (Scrutiny) meet monthly on the first or second Thursday at 6pm
Dates of future meetings, past minutes and further details are at: https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/184/decision-making

Northumberland County Council (held at County Hall, Morpeth)

Health and Wellbeing Board meet every two months on the second Thursday at 10am
Health and Wellbeing  OSC (Scrutiny Committee) meet monthly / two monthly on the first Tuesday at 1pm
Dates of future meetings, past minutes and further details are at:  http://committee.northumberland.gov.uk/CommitteeList.aspx

Gateshead Council (held at Gateshead Civic Centre)

Health and Wellbeing Board meet every two months on Friday at 10am
Care, Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee meet monthly on Tuesdays at 1.30pm
Dates of future meetings, past minutes and further details are at:  http://democracy.gateshead.gov.uk/mgListCommittees.aspx?bcr=1

Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and North Durham STP Health Scrutiny Committee (held at Gateshead Civic Centre)

This newly established Committee comprises Councillor representatives from all of the seven Councils in the STP area. The Committee meet every two months on the third or fourth Monday at 1.30pm or 2pm
Dates of future meetings, past minutes and further details are at:  http://democracy.gateshead.gov.uk/mgListCommittees.aspx?bcr=1
Please also see details in separate post on this KONPNE website page.

Members of other local health campaign groups also have a presence at some of the NorthumberlandSouth Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham Council meetings – if you live in one of these areas and wish to offer help to one of the local campaign groups by attending the Council meetings in your area, again, please contact KONPNE and we will put you in touch with the relevant local group.

Thank you. 
Your help with this initiative would be greatly appreciated.

 

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>>>>>>> MONDAY 21st JANUARY 2019 >>>>>>>

 

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The next meeting of the Joint STP Health Scrutiny Committee (comprising three councillors from each of the seven NE councils, and focusing soley on the STP) will take place on Monday 21st January at 2pm at Gateshead Civic Centre.

This meeting is open to all to observe, and we are usually able to contribute and make our voice heard. We feel that our very presence in the room is a powerful message to the Councillors and CCG staff about the importance and public support for maintaining a publicly owned NHS, and we urge members of all campaign groups to attend, if possible. 

Angela Frisby has requested that, if possible, people email her, so that she can arrange seating at the Civic Centre: angelafrisby@gateshead.gov.uk 

A further meeting is scheduled for Monday 25 March 2019 at 2pm at Gateshead Civic Centre

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>>>>>>> BEFORE 25th JANUARY 2019 >>>>>>>

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NHS Reinstatement Bill Jan 2019

This bill is still active and has its 2nd reading scheduled for Friday 25th January 2019. It is a private members bill and is still being sponsored under the 10 minute rule by Eleanor Smith Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West. The bill is now supported by the leadership of the Labour Party, and the details of the Bill are here: http://www.nhsbillnow.org/eleanor-smiths-nhs-bill-published-in-full/

Details of the campaign with lots or helpful resources can be found at the campaign for the NHS reinstatement bill website here:  http://www.nhsbillnow.org.

Full details of the bill and statements from MPs in our region can be found here: https://konpnortheast.com/nhs-bill/. You will see that NOT all have signed to support the bill.

Simon Stevens in the NHS Long Term Plan published on 7/1/2019 calls upon the government to change parts of the current bill which allows private companies to compete for NHS business. Don’t be fooled currently this part of the bill STOPS monopoly control of the NHS by a private company. Removing it, as he suggests, allows the possibility of companies such as his old employer – United Health, running the WHOLE of the NHS.

Please click update on nhs reinstatement bill jan 2019 for January 2019 guidance on what you can do NOW….

Please also see our social media for updates and details.

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>>>>>>> THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2019 >>>>>>>

Newcastle

Join us at our first meeting of the year –  “Keep Our NHS Public North East” – 6.30pm onwards for coffee and tea, with the meeting starting at 7pm, and finishing at 8.45pm.

We meet in Brunswick Methodist Church meeting rooms, Brunswick Place, Newcastle-upon -Tyne, NE1 7BJ. The meeting room is on the first floor – please contact us beforehand  at konpnortheast@gmail.com if you are a wheelchair user. The Methodist Church is situated in Newcastle city centre and is located under one minute from Greys Monument / Monument Metro, at the end of the small access road which runs between Waterstones and Jamie’s Italian. 

This is an open public meeting, and everyone who cares about the future of the NHS are welcome.

Our agenda will comprise a campaign update, followed by an informal discussion.  All welcome!

A more detailed Agenda will be posted shortly before the meeting. We meet together approx every 6 weeks, and the notes from our past meetings are posted on our news page here.

We look forward to meeting up with all supporters of our NHS – this is an open, public meeting, and you are welcome to come and have your say, or to sit and listen – whatever suits you best. We guarantee a warm welcome to all.

 KONPNE: No cuts or cash-driven closures // Fair pay to all NHS staff // No privatisation.

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>>>>>>> 5th, 6th and 7th MARCH 2019 >>>>>>>

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas – comedian, presenter and political satirist – is appearing at Live Theatre, Newcastle in CHECK UP: OUR NHS @ 70

Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84. 

If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100, what will they both look like? Based on a series of interviews with leading experts in the NHS and residencies in hospitals and surgeries, Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state we’re in. What’s going right, what’s going wrong and how does it get better?

Tickets are selling very fast:

https://www.live.org.uk/whats-on/mark-thomas

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>>>>>>> THURSDAY 4th APRIL 2019 >>>>>>>

Join us at the April “Keep Our NHS Public North East” meeting at Brunswick Methodist Church meeting rooms, Brunswick Place, Newcastle-upon -Tyne, NE1 7BJ

6.30pm onwards for coffee and tea, with the meeting starting at 7pm, and finishing at 8.45pm.

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>>>>>>> THURSDAY 6th JUNE 2019 >>>>>>>

 

Join us at the June “Keep Our NHS Public North East” meeting at Brunswick Methodist Church meeting rooms, Brunswick Place, Newcastle-upon -Tyne, NE1 7BJ

6.30pm onwards for coffee and tea, with the meeting starting at 7pm, and finishing at 8.45pm.

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>>>>>>> KONPNE CROWDFUNDER >>>>>>>

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WE HAVE A BUSY YEAR AHEAD
Please support Keep Our NHS Public North East, and ensure that the Campaign continues in our North East region
*No cuts or cash-driven closures
*Fair pay for all NHS staff
*A fully-funded, universal, publicly-owned and publicly-provided National Health Service

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>>>>>>> NOW! >>>>>>>

Why wait? There are things you can be doing NOW – please check out the Take Action page here.

Please see these five minute videos, which summarise some of the campaign activity throughout recent years:

For the 2018 video, please click here:     https://youtu.be/sVHjR_84UC0

….and for the 2017 video, please click here:     https://youtu.be/TP78ZC6-L6k

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We also provide information about meetings and upcoming events by email – please provide your name and email address to us at konpnortheast@gmail.com and we will be pleased to add your name to our circulation list. We keep a record of your name and email address only – this remains confidential and secure, and we never share this information with anyone else. We will send an NHS Campaign email to everyone on an approx monthly basis and you are able to unsubscribe from the list at any time.  

“Keep Our NHS Public North East” takes consent and confidentiality very seriously and these arrangements are to comply with data protection regulations.