All together for the NHS
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.
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.