For more than a decade Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) has been fighting for a publicly funded, publicly provided and publicly accountable NHS.
To be more effective, we need funding for a policy and research officer over the next 2 years. This person will research and analyse the latest Government plans to threaten the NHS – Sustainability and Transformation Programmes (STPs), will undertake Freedom of Information requests to CCGs and NHS bodies, compile dossiers of information on the fragmentation and marketisation of the NHS and publicise this in mainstream and social media. Importantly, NHS campaigning groups will be able to use this information.
The fight for the NHS is more important than ever. Ongoing privatisation is undermining the service and allowing private providers to move in and make profits at the expense of the NHS and patients – profits that go to their shareholders and not to frontline patient care. We are focused on slowing or halting this process and exposing new developments such as the STPs which further threaten the NHS. We have to seriously raise our campaign in response to these dangerous Government plans.
KONP is not affiliated to any political party and we depend on donations to run our office and pay staff to assist the campaign work we do. We receive no funding from large organisations or corporate bodies. Please donate whatever you can so that we can continue to fight for the NHS.
As Aneurin Bevan said '...the NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it.'
The Keep Our NHS Public team