Privatisation of the NHS

NHS not for sale

Mike Levine, a local historian and NHS activist, has written a pamphlet that gives details of this process, which has been going on since 1990. He says that we will eventually have a two-tier health service with less and less care for those who cannot afford to pay.


A copy of the pamphlet can be downloaded by following this link Privatisation of the NHS – NHS not for sale

If you want to support the NHS get your trade union campaigning for the NHS and get involved in Protect our NHS.

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PROTECT OUR NHS Demonstration – Adult Community Services

A ten year contract amounting to over £1 billion is about to awarded to provide these essential health services, including those which focus on diabetes, learning disabilities and Parkinson’s disease among others.We do not know who is bidding for this, it could be NHS services, community ventures or private companies like Virgin Care seeking to profit from your ill health and support needs.


12:30 – 2:00pm FRIDAY 31st May 2019

outside the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group
17 Marlborough St, Bristol BS1 3NX
(just on the Stokes Croft side of the Bear Pit)

This is to draw attention to the secretive tendering of our Adult Community Services which is under way at present. Short listing was done in April this year, we still do not know who the bidders are and we should.
Please come along, with your own banner if you can pointing out the secrecy involved, making it clear that is Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group that is making these decisions, asking who the bidders are, pointing up the danger of a privatisation of the service. There will be leaflets to hand out and our general PROTECT OUR NHS banners and information. Copies of the leaflet can be downloaded from here in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire are up for grabs!

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NHS in Crisis - Fix it!
Saturday, 3rd February 2018 
Assemble: 12pm
Gower Street, London, WC1E

Called by Health Campaigns Together & The People’s Assembly

BRISTOL coaches to this major national demonstration leave 9am from the Achor Rd West-bound bus stop, outside ‘We The Curious’ (At-Bristol) science centre.

Returning at approximately 5pm from central London.

Coach tickets can be bought via EventBrite by following this link END THE WINTER CRISIS, FUND #OURNHS

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Don’t let them privatise #ourNHS

Don't let them privatise our #ourNHS

Saturday 27th May 2017,
1pm @ Horfield Common,
Gloucester Road, BS7 0XG

Join others campaigning to protect the NHS in this march, starting from near Southmead Hospital, on Horfield Common, to make a statement that Bristol does not want a *government from this election* which will continue to privatise and cut our NHS!

— Called by Bristol People’s Assembly and Protect our NHS (Bristol) —

More up to date information can be found on this facebook page Don’t let them privatise #ourNHS

Saving the NHS from Trump and May

Saving the NHS from Trump and May

Why did an estimated 250,000 people march through London on 4th March 2017 to defend the NHS? What needs to be defended?
Paul Roderick, co-author of the NHS Bill
Caroline Molloy, editor of OurNHS
More to be confirmed

Thursday 18th May 2017
7.30pm – 10.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)
The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol, BS2 0NW

See Saving the NHS from Trump and May for more details and to book tickets.

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Bristol March For Doctors, Nurses and the NHS

Bristol People’s Assembly organised march to show Bristol’s huge support for doctors, nurses and all NHS staff.
5pm on Thursday 13th October


Bristol Eye Hospital,
Lower Maudlin St,
Bristol, BS1 2LX

More details can be obtained from Bristol Peoples’ Assembly by following this link Bristol March For Doctors, Nurses and the NHS