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The Covid Pledge: model resolution for trade union branches and trades councils

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Reducing risk of Covid-19 at Trade Union Meetings and Conferences

A comprehensive guide to holding safer conferences and meetings, for trade unions and other organisations. We are delighted to have worked with the Hazards Campaign to develop this guide, which provides easy to follow and implement advice on reducing risks of infection at in-person meetings. Download link just below document

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The Five Health Frontiers. A New Radical Blueprint

by Christopher Thomas. Pluto Press This book provides a helpful and eminently readable overview of ‘health’ and how a government with a ‘health justice agenda’ might effect meaningful change. ‘The left’ (a troublingly amorphous concept that casts the Royal Colleges in the role of key institutions of the ‘health labour movement’) is castigated for being […]

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NHS Under Siege

by John Lister and Jacky Davis (eds.). The Merlin Press Limited, Dagenham, 2022 http://www.merlinpress.co.uk Like Woody Guthrie’s guitar (a ‘machine for killing fascists’), ‘NHS Under Siege’ is intended not just to educate, but as a weapon to inform and strengthen the fight for the NHS and social justice. Edited by two veteran campaigners who also […]

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Music and Poetry

We are collating songs and poetry on this page, which support the NHS, trade unionism and workers’ struggles, and our general aims of a socialist future. Please email any suggestions, with some background if you can, to doctorsinunite59@gmail.com and we’ll consider adding them to this page. 1. Nye: song for the NHS Welsh singer / […]

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Our blueprint for GPs – Guardian letter 10 July 2022

Your editorial summarises the terrible situation in general practice: declining numbers and declining passion for the role, with poorer outcomes for all (“A dearth of GPs is threatening the country’s health”). We in Doctors in Unite, part of Unite, have recently published our charter to revitalise general practice. This requires a party in government committed […]

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ALCOHOL HEALTH ALLIANCE

Doctors in Unite is affiliated to the Alcohol Health Alliance. The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) is an alliance of more than 60 non-governmental organisations which work together to promote evidence-based policies to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Members of the AHA include medical royal colleges, charities, unions, treatment providers and other organisations that […]

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June 18 TUC demonstration: WE DEMAND BETTER

Doctors in Unite attended the massive June 18 demonstration against the cost of living crisis, low wages, fire and rehire, and other anti-worker practices like outsourcing.

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PRIMARY CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH VISION FOR REVITALISING PRIMARY CAREA CHARTER FOR GENERAL PRACTICE

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PRIMARY CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH: A VISION FOR REVITALISING GENERAL PRACTICE

A CHARTER FOR GENERAL PRACTICE INTRODUCTION This paper calls upon those who plan the National Health Service to recognise that unless we revitalise primary care and make it the centrepiece of the NHS, with General Practice as a fundamental part, we will fail to get the maximum benefit from our investment in the NHS.  We […]