ENGLAND says a MASSIVE NO to NHS CUTS and Privatisation

A huge thank you to all the 250,000 people who took part and all those who supported the BIGGEST-EVER march to defend the NHS!

Click HERE to see media and video coverage.

John Lister of Health Campaigns Together was the first speaker in the opening rally as the march assembled in Tavistock Square, and focused on how we must organise to step up the fight still further. He urged the building of strong local organisations -- and continued pressure on councils and Tory politicians. The text of his speech is HERE

We welcome more stories and pictures from your contingent, local events on the day for those who could not get to London: Please email us at healthcampaignstogether@gmail.com

And please follow up the march by building local campaigns that reach out to trade unions, pensioners’ groups, universities and colleges, faith groups and community organisations of black & ethnic minority organisations.

Affiliate to Health Campaigns Together.

Subscribe to a bundle of our newspaper and send us updates on events and campaigning issues in your area.

New enlarged 12 page issue OUT NOW!

Order your bundles of issue 5 of HCT's tabloid newspaper while stocks last.

Order copies: our newspaper Health Campaigns Together is free to download online, but also available as an 12-page full colour tabloid which can be purchased online.

Pay by bank transfer or cheque here and we will dispatch to you. It’s important for health unions to get the information out to their members as the STPs and savings plans take shape.

AFFILIATE your local campaign, trade union organisation, pensioners’ group or political party fighting for the NHS – affiliation fees are flexible for smaller organisations: wealthier organisations may also want to DONATE to help us develop the work.

DONATE Individuals cannot affiliate, but can DONATE or subscribe to the paper – as some have already done, and we thank those who have given us money to help fight for our NHS.

ADVERTISE Take out an advert in our next issue - details here

Back issues of the newspaper can be downloaded here

STP Watch - Updated Resources

Health Campaigns Together has established STP Watch as a way of examining all 44 NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) in England as they emerge from the secretive discussions. This enables campaigners to assess their potential impact on local access to health care, quality of services, and NHS staff.

Feel free to download and share widely. We offer
  • a 29-page Briefing Pack, together with a draft letter to councillors urging them to demand full scrutiny and refuse to support plans that cut local services, and a template for reporting on the content of your local STP when published.
  • All STPs have now been published, although some even now are still incomplete. Check out on the updated list HERE
Now is the time to step up the pressure to get your local council to stand up for its communities, publish the local STP and speak out against any cuts or hospital closures.

Challenging the STPs

Conference held in Birmingham on September 17

The conference was a real success. 150 campaigners from all over England came to discuss the latest top-down reorganisation of the NHS and the challenge we face in defending local access to health services.

Speakers included Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Health Secretary. Download her speech HERE

  • Statement agreed by campaigners present – download HERE
  • Full text of (shortened) speech by John Lister, Secretary Keep Our NHS Public - HERE
  • Full text of (shortened) speech from Caroline Bedale on Manchester Devo and STP process – HERE
  • Speech from Su Lowe, Unite activist and health visitor – HERE
  • Key points from the workshop discussions on how to develop campaigning

OVER 90 attend Leeds Health Campaigns Together to Win conference

For report of the October 15 conference and links to Yorkshire campaigns CLICK HERE.

Defend NHS Bursaries

Visit the Facebook page

More details here

Health Campaigns Together

Health Campaigns Together is not just another health campaign.

It is an initiative to enable many of the campaigns that have been formed to liaise together, share experiences and lessons, and where possible work together on issues of common concern.

Our aim is not to recruit individuals, who are encouraged to join one of our supporting campaigns, or other local campaigns and get them to link up with us. So you cannot join HCT as an individual (although donations from individuals who support our objective are very welcome).

We also welcome affiliation from trade union branches (NHS and non-NHS), and political parties opposed to NHS cuts and privatisation.

Individuals who want to help are welcome to send us donations to take forward the work, but are also encouraged join one or more of the many NHS campaigns, a growing number of which are represented on HCT.

On each side of this page we have links to those who have expressed an interest so far, and welcome links to other campaigns who wish to work with us.

Contact us at healthcampaignstogether@gmail.com

Copyright © 2017 Health Campaigns Together