The MPU exists to provide professional, clinical and employment support for qualified doctors and medical students.
Its range of professional services, as well as the massive financial, legal and industrial backup of its parent trade union Unite, are unique and provides the representation and influence in the workplace that YOU need.
MPU's aim is to provide representation for Doctors at all levels - local, regional and national - to ensure that the voice of the profession is heard.
MPU Conference, Saturday 17 October 2015, London
Doctors and Medical Students – our role in saving the NHS
This conference brought together medical organisations already involved in defending and extending the UK’s health and social care systems. It took place on the same day as the protest in central London by junior doctors over Government plans to impose new contracts.
It echoed recent political events that show that many people want something hopeful and positive from politicians. This chimes with the popularity of the NHS as a publicly owned and provided, high quality service and the unpopularity of the privatisation agenda
Doctors and medical students working closer together, in organisations or as supporters, will have greater impact The conference, by agreeing common ground, discussed ‘the difficult bits’ with the aim of helping doctors and students campaign for a better NHS and social care future for patients and staff.
Workshops included: Junior Doctors’ Dispute, Health Care for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, NHS: Worth Fighting For - Strategy for future NHS campaigning, Devolving NHS Budgets – Implications of DevoManc, other ‘copycat’ budget devolutions and delegations.
The debates were lively and addressed important campaigning issues including: Download the conference report with feedback from the workshops and next steps to build MPU, support local and national campaigns and show that we do have an alternative, radical medical voice in the UK.