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The time has come to announce the winners of the 2017 Local Public Ownership Awards! We’re running these awards in partnership with LocalGov, who publish the latest news and research about the local government sector.
We’ve never seen anything like this. We’ve been working to shift the debate around public ownership and privatisation for the last four years. Now, public ownership is hugely popular, and supporters of privatisation have been thrown into a panic.
We might assume that with Corbyn and McDonnell at the helm, everything’s fine with Labour’s NHS policy. And fingers crossed, it will be.
Think privatisation can't be stopped? Think again!
Last week we – working with NHS campaigners, unions, politicians and YOU – STOPPED the privatisation of NHS Professionals.
This wasn’t our first victory.
WOW. The government has just announced that it will be keeping NHS Professionals wholly in public ownership! WE WON!!
Just like the railway, Facebook is a private monopoly running a public service. We, the public, don't have real competition and consumer choice, but we don't have a democratic say as citizens either.
Has your MP taken a stand for NHS Professionals?
We are writing to ask you to investigate the government's proposed sale of NHS Professionals.
We heard today that regulated rail fares will increase by 3.6% in the new year! Are we getting nearer to the end of the line for privatised rail?
Nationally a long-term drive to reduce the number of Crown Post Offices is under way, and deprived seaside towns are seen as an easy target. In my opinion, the whole process stinks of back-hand privatisation being dressed up as ‘modernisation’.
We’re sometimes told that while public ownership is a nice idea, it doesn’t work in practice. That’s just one of the myths we’ve been fed by people with an interest in protecting the status quo.
We're angry to hear that the government now wants private companies to take over collecting court fines - currently this important work is done by the civil service.
We’ve been fighting to keep private hands off our health service. NHS Professionals saves the NHS £70 million every year by providing cheap temporary staff to hospitals around England. Now the government are selling it off, which could easily mean higher costs and worse healthcare.
Dr Charlotte Ferriday, a GP in the NHS was asked by a colleague for recommendations of how to encourage ex-GPs back into full time employment. This is her response.