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Happy New Year: 4 issues for price of 3!
Issue 9 now available - order yours to avoid disappointment

Our 12-page tabloid newspaper has been published quarterly since January 2016.

It’s packed full of information and analysis
for campaigners and union activists. Its circulation has steadily grown to over 10,000 per issue. But we want to reach wider still.

You can order copies of issue 9 now, or only until the end of January 2018 we are repeating our “4 bundles for price of 3” offer for those who pre-order and pre-pay for all four issues in the year. Pick any size bundle, from 50 upwards (or ask us to quote for larger quantities): order ONLINE HERE, and pay for 3 bundles to receive all 4 issues as soon as they are published.

DID YOU MISS OUR EARLIER ISSUES? Back issues of the newspaper can be downloaded here

Join Us – Affiliate NOW for 2018

Major national affiliates now include UNISON, Unite, NEU (Teachers’ union) and FBU. But for strong campaigning we need local union branches and regional bodies to affiliate along with campaigners. The Green Party has also just affiliated – and we welcome CLPs and other Labour Party bodies. HCT remains non-party, but very political – join us now!

Emergency protests February 3

Health Campaigns Together and People’s Assembly have called for an Emergency Demonstration:

NHS in Crisis: Fix it Now!

in London on Saturday February 3. This has been supported by UNISON and Unite.

We are also calling on affiliates around the country to organise events and protests on that day in response to the escalating winter crisis, which is already claiming lives.

For our full joint statement and more details as we receive them on the London march and from local events, click HERE

Key campaign dates 2018

Our affiliates meeting on December 2 decided to build support for THREE major days of activity in 2018. Since then the scale of the winter crisis and the barrage of media coverage has forced us to bring forward a planned day of action, so the timetable is now:

FEBRUARY 3: Emergency demonstration in London, coupled with regional action and demonstrations in response to Winter crisis (also supporting NHS unions’ pay claim).

MAY 12: National TUC demonstration on workers’ rights: we aim to build an NHS contingent.

JULY 7: The Saturday after the NHS 70th Birthday (July 5) – we aim to work with Peoples Assembly, health unions, Labour and other parties to build a massive show of support in a national event.

Details are being worked out and discussed: keep the dates, and watch this space!

CALENDAR of events

Saturday 20th January 2018
11am - 4:30pm

St. George’s Conference Centre Great George Street

Speakers include

John Lister, Editor of Health Campaigns Together
Vivek Kotecha, Centre for Health & the Public Interest
Natalie Ratcliffe, Unison organiser & Hands Off HRI
Alex Scott-Samuel, Chair of the Socialist Health Association

plus health workers and lots of fantastic, grass roots campaigners from the north!

Conference free - donations for lunch

Open from 10am for stalls, coffee, registration. Pre- registration not essential but it would be a big help with managing space and catering if you can let us know you are coming.

Contact leedskonp@yahoo.co.uk or tel 0113 2622800.

Download the flier, with full details

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

NHS crisis protests demand “Fix it now”
Trafford Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road Stretford M32 0TH
Part of a series of activities in Greater Manchester building towards the February 3 day of action and emergency protests around the country.

Saturday 27th January 2018
12 noon

March & Rally

Pier Hill, Southend
Save our NHS -
Defend our local services

Organised by Save Southend NHS Campaign

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Tuesday 30th January 2018

NHS crisis protests demand “Fix it now”
Manchester Town hall
Part of a series of events in Greater Manchester building towards the February 3 national day of action and emergency demonstrations across the country.

Saturday 3rd February 2018
12 noon

NHS in Crisis: Fix It Now!
Gower Street, London WC1E
Emergency Demonstration


Assemble: 12noon, Gower Street, London WC1E (near UCLH)

Called by Health Campaigns Together & The People's Assembly

Also on February 3 – for those who can't get in to London – rally outside your local hospital.

Tuesday 13th February 2018

"Yes We CAN Save Our Hospitals and Our NHS"
Ealing Town Hall (W5 2BY - Ealing Broadway Tube)
Ealing Public Meeting
Speakers will include
John Lister (Editor Health Campaigns Together),
Dr Gurjinder Sandhu (hospital consultant),
Rupa Huq MP
and junior doctor Aislinn Macklin-Doherty
Chair: Eve Turner
Ealing Save Our NHS


Wigan, Trafford, Manchester: NHS crisis protests demand “Fix it now”

Protesters around Greater Manchester are organising a series of demonstrations demanding action to fix the NHS crisis now ...

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