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Time to stand up for the NHS

The NHS is probably the best loved public institution in Tower Hamlets – but campaigners have stressed that it is once again under threat from government cuts and their attempts to use it to channel money into the private sector. Here are some ways you can work with local campaigners to help keep our services public, funded – and there for us.

nhs-3Get up and go for the NHS!
Wednesday, 11th January, 17.30-18.30
Whitechapel Idea Store Café
Tower Hamlets Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) meeting

Wednesday, 25th January, evening
Genesis Cinema, Mile End
I Daniel Blake: community showing and discussion as a benefit for housing campaigners – tickets from the cinema.

Saturday, 4th March, noon
It’s OUR NHS!
National demonstration, London, to defend the NHS
(called by Health Campaigns Together and People’s Assembly)

 

Stay in and and sign for the NHS!
Sign and circulate the NE London Save Our NHS Petition against STP CUTS:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/NoSTP

Sign and circulate this Petition to keep up the campaign for nursing bursaries:
Petition: Reinstate the NHS bursary funds for prospective 2017/2018 Nursing students.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/173730

 

Sit down and read about it
nhs1Carol Saunders and Helen Mercer from the people vs Barts PFI group have produced a summary on what to do about PFI. Read it here:
https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/private-finance-initiatives-are-disastrous-for-the-nhs-lets-nationalise-the-assets-not-the-debt/

Find out more about Unite the Union’s campaign against STPs here: www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/healthsector/healthsectorcampaigns/stop-stps—dont-slash-trash-and-privatise-our-nhs/

 

Find out more about it
TH KONP is supporting parents who want to keep advisors for families of people with learning disabilities and developmental problems (the service is again under threat locally).

For more information about health campaigning locally:
email: [email protected] (where you can sign up for regular mailings)
go to: www.facebook.com/TowerHamletsKonp/

 

 

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