EveryDoctor is a group of doctors fighting for a better NHS for staff + patients.
The Health and Care Bill is making its way through parliament. It passed the second reading and it’s in committee stage this week. Privatisation has been creeping into the NHS for three decades - between 7-11% of the NHS budget already goes to private companies - but if this Bill passes, there’ll be no turning back.
This Bill will embed private companies in the NHS in England, and give them the power to decide who gets what treatment when. No one should be profiting from public healthcare, it’s as black and white as that.
Privatisation also harms patients; impacting sustainable long-term caring relationships between properly supported NHS staff and their patients. Shareholders shouldn’t be part of our public healthcare conversations. Private companies should not be skimming a profit from the NHS.
To #ScrapNHSBill we need a strong and visible national movement to influence parliament. With these funds we will:
* Build an All Party Parliamentary Group on NHS privatisation; targeting MPs who are not yet speaking out, building awareness of the realities of this Bill, and strong relationships with politicians across the board who want to put NHS patients first
* Make it easier for people to connect and take action by creating an interactive map to highlight NHS privatisation and actions you can take
* Take this campaign around the UK to raise awareness of the damage this Bill will do and bring communities together to discuss bold and hopeful ideas for the future of our NHS, and encourage local businesses to speak out too
* Boost our team capacity to do more detailed research, engage with politicians and grow the movement
You can also write to your MP directly to encourage them to speak out about what this Bill will mean for the NHS in England, and encourage them to work with MPs from every party by forming an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on NHS Privatisation to scrutinize and scrap it, here.
This Bill makes its crystal clear. You’re either anti-NHS privatisation or you’re for it, there is no middle ground.
We clapped. Now it’s time to act. #ScrapNHSBill
EveryDoctor is a not-for-profit doctor-led campaign organisation representing 1,700 UK doctors with a wider network of over 300,000 NHS staff and supporters.
Any funds exceeding our crowdfund target will be used to continue our work fighting for a better NHS for every NHS worker and patient.