Planned cuts of £20 billion pounds and forcing NHS services to compete on an open market is robbing services of essential funds. Previous Private Finance Initiative schemes are siphoning off NHS funds to line the pockets of unscupulous conractors.
Yet the government wants to go further, considering ways of charging for access to GP's and allowing faster access to services for those who can pay, limiting services to thise whi can afford to pay.
On the 65th anniversary of the formation of the NHS urgnt action is needed to stop it being dismantled. When it was created it was the greatest social project to improve the health of the everyone in the UK who could not afford private healthcare. Tens of millions who had no or meagre access to healthcare were able to get fre treatment for the first time. We must allow any government to turn back the clock..
"It will last as long as their are folk left with the faith to fight for it" Aneurin Bevan founder of the NHS on the NHS.
Join this national TUC demonstration to defend our NHS outside the Conservatve Party Conference. Oxfordshire UNISON Health branch members travel free on this transport. All others £5 (though if you are in a union your branch will be approached t cover your fare allowing other union members to travel free.)
Final details of transport will be circulated shortly but we anticipate leaving Oxford around 8am.