The battle for our NHS is nearly over. And we are losing.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Wendy MassThe Candymakers

There are secret battles going on all over the country right now: battles to keep teachers, fire fighters, police officers in work, to protect the rights of disabled people, and save children from poverty. The NHS is quietly becoming a war zone all by itself; there are battles to stop stripping student nurses of their bursaries, to stop A&E and maternity closures, to keep community pharmacies open, to challenge consultant contracts, to keep GP practices open, and the most publicly of all; to halt the imposition of the junior doctors contract.
These battles are secret not by our choosing- I have colleagues who have done nothing but work themselves to the bone for the last eight months to try to get the word to you- I…

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