• SOS NHS: national demo on 11 March

    February 21, 2023 by

    End the NHS crisis: support the strikes! Join the march on Saturday 11 March to stand with NHS staff who are taking strike action and send a message to the government to negotiate now! When: 12 noon, Saturday 11 March 2023. Where: Meet opposite Warren Street Tube station, Tottenham Court Road then march to Westminster… Read more

  • Junior doctors strike

    March 13, 2023 by

    Junior doctors at the Whittington Hospital began a three-day strike on 13 March 2023, joining the biggest walkout by doctors in the history of the NHS. Like other NHS workers they are calling for fair pay and better conditions in order to end the crisis in the NHS. We joined the picket to support their… Read more

  • We marched to save the NHS

    March 13, 2023 by

    Islington Keep Our NHS Public joined thousands of other demonstrators to march through London’s Saturday crowds to save the NHS on 11 March. We assembled at Warren Street Station and marched to Downing Street. The demonstration was called by SOSNHS (the largest coalition ever formed to defend the NHS and led by Keep Our NHS… Read more

  • Save the NHS: join the demo on 11 March

    March 5, 2023 by

    Members of Islington Keep Our NHS Public took to the streets of Islington to get the word out about the national demonstration on 11 March to save our NHS. We were out on Saturday 4 March at stalls at the Angel, Highbury&Islington station and Nags Head, Holloway. The demonstration will support the NHS, calling on… Read more

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There’s less than 24 hours left before trainee nurse Emily delivers this open letter to the Department for Health.

Please triple your impact by getting three more people to add their names today:

Here is an extract of the letter

“I face relentless hours, department cuts and exhaustion everyday at my hospital. There’s a gap of 42,000 nursing jobs in England that are unfilled ……..

Hospitals like mine are on their knees. And it’s no surprise, since nursing bursaries were ended in 2015, applications to be a nurse have dropped by a third. Now if you want to be a nurse, you have to face up to £50,000 in student debt.

       “Bringing back nursing bursaries will bring thousands more people back to nursing. It would help the NHS survive and keep our patients safer.”


Stop further cuts on disabled & older patients! Click here to read our letter to The Tribune


Islington Keep Our NHS Public organised a public meeting on 11 March 2019 at the Islington Town hall to help locals to learn more about what is happening to the NHS in Islington. Read more about the meeting from links to local newspaper coverage by the Islington Gazette and the Islington Tribune.

Islington pharmacists are running short of drugs, read more about it here.


Islington Clinical Commissioning Group and the CCGs in the other four boroughs of North Central London voted on 7 March 2019 to restrict the scope of treatments available to NHS patients. This change is called ‘Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness’ but this is a euphemism as many of the treatments being banned are very effective.  In particular, this change will make it more difficult to get hip and knee replacement surgery and also cataract surgery.  This is clearly a cost-cutting exercise and it will hit people who cannot afford to go private.  Read more about it here.

For more information, here is an external link to further reading.

Click here to learn more and participate in a petition to the Islington Clinical Commissioning Group



The Government tried to turn the NHS into a privatised market, wasting £5bn a year, but has now abandoned that strategy and imposed a centralised plan, the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) to remove £22bn a year from the budget, about 20% (Please note, it has not repealed the 2012 Health and Social Care Act so may return to privatisation at any time.)

Each of 44 areas (‘footprints’) has been required to plan in secret, with no public involvement, to remove this money.  We already spend less as a proportion of GDP than comparable countries in Europe – at least 1%, which amounts to £20bn per year.

Only now are these plans surfacing across the country.  In our footprint, which includes Camden, Haringey, Enfield and Barnet as well as Islington by the year 2020 we are meant to make cuts of £900m.

Read the plan and our critique here

Write to Theresa May at 10 Downing St to tell her we need to spend the European average proportion of GDP on the NHS.  ee our template letter.
Please adapt the wording and write it out by hand to ensure it gets read.

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NORTH CENTRAL LONDON STP WATCH - Changes being planned in our NHS are going ahead without proper public consultation. We ask the questions the public should be asking, and work out the answers from the published NHS papers. A drastic cut of £1.2bn is being made over the next five years in Camden, Islington, Haringey, Barnet and Enfield compared with the current level of spending and projected levels of need. Nice words like ‘care closer to home’ and ‘integration’ disguise the fact that NHS managers are being asked to ‘think the unthinkable’ about service provision under the 'Sustainability and Transformation Plan'. Read more about our work and the issues we face under 'Our Campaigns'.

Islington Keep Our NHS Public is a public interest organisation.

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