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Hands off our NHS

Following the success of the KONP petition on the Change platform (still rising at 725k signatures) Health Campaigns Together and KONP have launched a very strong joint initiative with We Own It against trade deals involving the NHS.

We are demanding more than worthless verbal assurances that the NHS will not be ‘on the table’ and asking people to write to their MPs of all parties to pressurise the Johnson government.

We are calling for exclusion of NHS services from trade deals and the legislation to end the current and future risk to the NHS from contracting and privatisation that is vital - along NHS Reinstatement Bill lines.

Trade deals present further risks to the NHS through related issues such as public health, drug prices, data mining etc.

We Own It and KONP gained agreement with Change, Global Justice Now and Trade Justice Movement to collaborate.

The initiative gained further support from wider NHS and other campaigning organisations. Our briefing for MPs and the public is jointly issued by KONP, WOI and ourNHS/openDemocracy and is endorsed by HCT, Socialist Health Association, 999 call for action, Public Matters, New Economics Foundation and Transnational Institute.

KONP member Dr Sonia Adesara, who has done such a great job fronting the petition, is continuing to promote this campaign and linking the petition to it via further updates to our petition signatories via Change.

Links to further information

  • Sarah Walpole: Why MPs must protect NHS from Trade Bill

  • The platform for the latest campaign

  • Link to the webpage

  • Link to pdf for the briefing held on KONP site - supporters' logos are at the end

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