Going private? My reply to a job offer from a private health company



What the heck is this? I’ve been trying and failing to stop the government from privatising the National Health Service for years, and now a private healthcare company has contacted me about a job!

The email from Care UK says they are “seeking a Media Relations Executive for our Head Office based in Colchester and your skills and experience appear to be a good match.” Huh? They are offering a “competitive salary, 25 days holiday and corporate discounts.”

Here’s what I have replied:

Dear Laura,

Thank you for your unexpected email about the Media Relations Executive job with Care UK. I am very interested. Since Care UK is possibly the leading private healthcare company making inroads into the NHS, I would relish the opportunity to publicise what it does – indeed, this is precisely what I was trying to do in my previous job as information officer for Keep Our…

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ESA SG – Invited to JobCentre Interview? DWP States – You Can Say NO


Last month I wrote DWP Breaks its Own Rules when threatening Support Group Members, today I can confirm that despite how the letter below, suggesting “your benefit could be affected” if you do not attend, the DWP state attendance is totally voluntary;


a FOI request to WhatdotheyKnow  states

It is not mandatory for claimants in the Support Group to attend a WFI when requested
to do so by their local Job Centre. All engagement for claimants in the Support Group is

Clearly the regulations show Disabled people in the Support Group can not be enforced to attend a Work Focussed Interview, despite how the invitations read.

If you receive such a request and don’t want to attend – file the letter in B1N

Don’t let the DWP bully you !

Fight Back – Join #Truth Campaign – New Project coming SOON

#ImpeachDWP #NOWPetition 

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