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Where’s the evidence Dr Nabarro?

Response by Doctors in Unite to Dr David Nabarro’s statement that “Covid-19 is primarily, primarily a droplet-borne infection.“ Summary Dr David Nabarro’s recent comment that Covid-19 is primarily a droplet-borne infection flies in the face of overwhelming international scientific consensus that the pandemic is driven by airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Despite airborne transmission […]

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Motion on Climate Crisis to Unite Policy Conference

Doctors in Unite passed the following motion on 22 January 2023, to be submitted to the Unite Policy Conference in July 2023. This conference recognises that: Unite policies include a number of controversial and unproven technologies, often promoted by vested interests, for example: This conference acknowledges that NO NEW fossil fuels should be extracted if […]

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Statement of Solidarity with the RCN

Doctors in Unite fully support our colleagues in the RCN in their strike action. No one withdraws their labour lightly but there comes a point when to carry on is more detrimental than to stop. Nurses work extremely hard and with dedication at the best of times, never more so than during the pandemic, yet […]

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Doctors in Unite vote to affiliate with Covid Families for Justice

On November 6th Doctors in Unite voted unanimously to affiliate with Covid Families for Justice. We continue to support their campaign for a robust public inquiry into the tens of thousands of lives lost during the pandemic. You can find out more about the campaign, and the upcoming public inquiry, here.

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Covid Action meeting 10th October 2022

Presentation – why and how to minimise risk

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Doctors in Unite motion to Labour Party conference September 2022 unanimously carried

Dr Coral Jones proposed and Dr Louise Irvine seconded a motion defending the NHS and calling for an end to all privatisation within the NHS, at the recent Labour Party conference. The resolution was carried unanimously. Their speeches can be seen here, from 47 minutes. The motion Conference notes: 12 years of Conservative underfunding, neglect […]

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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 […]