NHS Plan Unfit! No to cuts, rationing and privatisation.
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Thursday 31 January. 10:00am to 1:00pm
RALLY OUTSIDE NHS ENGLAND BOARD MEETING
Skipton House, 80 London Road Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6LH.
Please come and join fellow KONP supporters in protesting the government’s NHS long term plan. Called by National KONP and Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public.
All of the main lines of what has been published or leaked about the Plan are a depressing re-run of previous plans and gimmicks: the only novel proposals are for more central control and less accountability, for trusts to run more like and with private businesses seeking profits, and to raise money by undermining the principles and values of the NHS through charging overseas visitors – a government policy widely condemned by NHS professional staff and campaigners as discriminatory and a step backwards from prevention and public health. There is no reason to believe this plan, with even less local accountability and no serious plans for public consultation, will prove any more acceptable to the public or successful in implementation than the secretive STPs in 2016 or other previous failed efforts. Campaigners have yet to see anything to recommend the new plans, or any indication NHS England is willing to come to grips with the crisis fuelled by chronic austerity limits on funding – or demand an end to chaos and fragmentation of the Health & Social Care Act.
Join the rally and bring your friends!