NHS reform no joke to unions

(l-r) Jim Bell, Heather Clarke, Katie Hodgson, Julie Varley, Pete Crowcroft, Yvonne Butcher, Rianne Johnson and Alan Clarke are stood infornt of Doncaster Royal Infirmary in a petition set up by UNISON about not getting enhanced rates for working the Royal Wedding.  Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Jim Bell, Heather Clarke, Katie Hodgson, Julie Varley, Pete Crowcroft, Yvonne Butcher, Rianne Johnson and Alan Clarke are stood infornt of Doncaster Royal Infirmary in a petition set up by UNISON about not getting enhanced rates for working the Royal Wedding. Picture: Andrew Roe

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PROTESTERS at Doncaster Royal Infirmary donned jester costumes to voice their opposition to Government plans to reform the NHS.

Trade union members from Unison targeted the borough’s biggest hospital to make their position clear as Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton visited DRI to find out the work of staff.

A spokesman for Unison said: “To coincide with her visit, nurses and health care workers protested against the Health and Social Care Bill.”

Under the Health and Social Care Bill, GPs will take control of 80 per cent of the NHS budget - £80 billion a year - and hospitals will be given more freedom from central Government.