YOUR NHS is a short film in support of the Junior Doctors strike edited to the specially composed song ‘YOURS’ sung by the National Health Singers. (Available on iTunes).
Please share and help support the Junior Doctors and everyone who is actively trying to prevent the privatisation of the NHS.
The new contract is unacceptable because it removes the current safeguards that protect doctors from working dangerously long hours. This is the patient safety issue doctors are trying to highlight by their action. The strike is to help safeguard our lives when in hospital, by preventing the prospect of exhausted doctors having to work dangerously longer hours.
British Medical Association says this:
“If there is no penalty for making doctors work long hours without sufficient breaks and with providing rest facilities, we will end up with burnt out doctors, which is a huge risk to patient safety.”
Here is a junior doctor explaining why the safeguards matter.
Many thanks to Dr Janis Burns and Dr Julia Prague for responding to requests for information and especially Dr Prague for consenting to appear in the film. Also very grateful to Caroline Lucas, Dr Sarah Alhulail and Kiah Hann for their passionate and heartfelt contributions. Massive thanks to the wonderful National Health Singers and the composer of ‘YOURS’, and all the junior doctors who let me film them on the picket lines. Special mentions to Charlie Gauvain of Eye Film and Television in Norwich, to Mick Jeffries, Celia and Graham Noden for contributions of logistics, tea and takeaways.
YOUR NHS film Youtube link: https://youtu.be/YS56MylMU08
YOUR NHS film Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/160499688
The National Health Singers: http://www.nationalhealthsingers.co.uk
YOURNHSvideo Twitter account: https://twitter.com/YOURNHSvideo
Contact film maker at Gfilm@me.com
British Medical Association website with strike updates.
British Medical Association page about safeguards:
Excellent video explaining what the Junior Doctor Contract is about and why it is unacceptable.
Official Video for ‘YOURS’ by the National Health Singers.
Flashmob Video for ‘YOURS’ by the National Health Singers.
NHS Staff video for ‘YOURS’ by the National Health Singers.
Starring Michael Sheen!
Medical lawyer Peter Stefanovic’s great video setting out the basic arguments the Junior Doctor’s have with the Government contract.
Medical lawyer Peter Stefanovic website
Great short film talking to Junior Doctors and their reasons for rejecting the latest contract proposals.
Comprehensive campaigning website.
In case anyone is in any doubt about the way doctors can be abused by the hospital trusts that are meant to be looking after them, here is a site that features the whistleblowers who are being victimised by the authorities.