From the TUC

All together for the NHS

15 Mar 2011, by in Public services

The campaign to save the NHS from the dismantling signalled by the Health and Social Care Bill took an interesting turn at the weekend as Liberal Democrats queued up to denounce the proposals, and the Government appeared to send mixed messages about the extent to which they might be persuaded to change course.

Unions from across the health sector have been working hard with other campaigners and patients groups to expose the dangers posed by the Bill. Under the banner of ‘All Together for the NHS’, unions representing nurses, doctors, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers, support staff, paramedics, managers and many more are coming together to call on the Government to think again. The key arguments behind the campaign are here.

Friday 1st April will be ‘All Together for the NHS day’, with health workers and service users getting together to lobby key MPs in their constituencies and campaigning to raise the profile of the issue through events all over the country.

Sign up at the Facebook event page to follow the plans for the day and get in touch with other campaigners. And if you’re a twitter person, the hashtag to use is #1AprilNHSday.

False Economy will feature all the events, so if you are looking to find out what is happening in your local area then keep an eye on the site, and if you’d like to promote an activity you are organising you can upload the information. If you missed False Economy’s excellent expose of the scale of job losses already hitting the NHS it is essential reading.

The health unions working together on the campaign have agreed a set of simple messages that you might find useful in marshalling your arguments.

And last but not least, if you haven’t signed the online petition being run by 38 Degrees, here it is – brought to you by the people that led a certain online campaign against the forests sell-off…

3 Responses to All together for the NHS

  1. Fred Roberts
    Mar 16th 2011, 11:43 am

    If we don’t fight to keep the NHS where will we go when we need it and it’s not there anymore. STAND UP AND FIGHT…………….

  2. Maureen Cook
    Mar 16th 2011, 3:11 pm

    We must stop the Tories selling off our Health Service

  3. Sam Older
    Mar 16th 2011, 10:44 pm

    Unison Members and Labour supporters are targetting 4 constituencies in the Eastern region.
    The Health Secretary – Andrew Langsley in South Cambs.
    Health Minister – Simon Burns in Chelmsford
    Lib Dem Mp – Bob Russell – Colchester
    Dr Daniel Poulter – Ipswich

    Members are Writing, emailing and lobbying these mps. In the run up and on 1st April 2010.