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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 JD Demo 2015Doctors 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.

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MPU believe in the NHS                       Doctors in Unite support junior doctors

MPU Conference, Saturday 17 October 2015, London



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In the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster Doctors in Unite wishes to send our thoughts to those affected and bereaved. It is quite clear to us that our front line public services played a key part in dealing with this disaster. We have significant concerns over cuts to public services such as police, fire and ambulance services which leads to staff stretched to the limit and safety being compromised. The ongoing outsourcing of services to private providers leads to a lack of accountability and proper regulation and monitoring. A failure to preserve healthy, safe environments where people live can have catastrophic consequences.

There appears to have been a major failure by this government and Conservative led local authority in mounting an effective response to this disaster and it was left to volunteers and charities to pick up the pieces. There will be a need for mental health services to input into the aftercare for those affected and we have major concerns about this given the savage cuts we have seen to NHS mental health services in the past 7 years.

Major lessons need to be learnt, the government needs to act quickly and by ending austerity invest properly in our public and emergency services.
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