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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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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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

March in Bristol for the NHS

Saturday March 14th from 11:30am.

Protect our NHS in association with People’s March for the NHS and local health unions will host a march and Rally starting in The Centre @ 11.30 AM and ending at Castle Park. You may recall the “darlo mums” who last year walked 300 miles to London to show their dedication to the NHS and opposition to the current privatisation. They are an inspiration and are calling for another day of action.

So please come and march to show your support for the NHS, what it represents and all the hard working doctors and nurses!

See Protect our NHS for more details.

NHS – Election public meetings (Hustings)

Protect Our NHS are organising meetings with the parliamentary candidates in three key constituencies: these will be specifically on health and the NHS. Please note these dates for your diaries and come and put the candidates on the spot:

Bristol West: 30th March : St Michael’s Church Hall, Gloucester Road, Bishopston
Bristol North-West: 16th April, Greenway Centre, Southmead
Kingswood: 17th April, Kingswood Community Centre

All are starting at 19:00 (7pm) except the Kingswood meeting starting at 19:30.

See Protect our NHS for more details.

Our NHS is being sold piece by piece

Now your MP has a chance to save it

On Friday 21 November a bill will be put before parliament that puts the brakes on the worst aspects of the government’s pro-privatisation, market driven NHS reforms – making it publicly accountable once more!

But we need your help to make sure that your MP votes and supports Labour MP Clive Efford’s National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill.

  1. Put pressure on your MP to vote: MPs are in their constituencies this week, why not pay yours a visit? Ring them or send an email. Find out where and when your MP holds their constituency surgery at
  2. Backing the bill is not enough – make sure your MP commits to turn up to vote on the 21 November in the House of Commons
  3. Sign the petition

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Take TTIP out of the dark!

The EU is negotiating a wide-ranging deal with the US that will destroy many of the laws and services that protect our health. This deal is called ‘TTIP’, and it’s so damaging to our way of life that bureaucrats are negotiating it in secret. But we can change that. Please sign the Europe-wide petition today, and make sure this trade deal is brought out into the open and debated properly.

Sign the petition here >>> EU TTIP debate petition

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Report: How do we renationalise public services?

On Wednesday, 29th October 2014, Bristol Trades Union Council held a public meeting with the title “How do we re-nationalise Public Services?”. The speakers included Stuart Davies, Unite Public Services Officer for the South West Region, Joanne Kaye, Unison South West Regional Secretary and Rob Griffiths, Communist Party of Britain General Secretary.
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