Two Key Issues

With Professor Allyson Pollock

Protect the NHS

Did you know that although we have a Secretary of State for Health, there is no statutory responsibility for health care? This was removed in 2012 and with it any form of democratic accountability.

Did you know currently NHS premises are used by private health providers to make profits at a time when the NHS is short of space.

1 Reinstate the Secretary of State’s statutory duty to secure and provide health care to all.

2 End private health providers’ use of NHS premises.

Underfunding is a huge problem for the NHS. But, politically and organisationally, if the NHS remains outside democratic control and accountability, Parliament cannot protect it.

We are seeking to inform trade unionists and activists of the central importance of these issues to prepare for more effective campaigning.

To kick-start the campaign we have invited Professor Allyson Pollock to lead a Webinar on March 27 at 6:30 pm. Allyson is a consultant in public health medicine and was the Director of the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University. She is an academic who is known for her research into, and opposition to, part privatisation of the UK National Health Service (NHS) via the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and other mechanisms.

If you wish to join us, please put the date in your diary and use the link below to register for the Webinar. You will be sent a Zoom link by email.

Download the Webinar here

The link above will take you to WeTransfer where you can download the webinar. It is about 167MB.

Protect the NHS