Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TULO: Join our Fight to Save the NHS

Email From Unions Together: "Dear John Just yesterday, when the scrutinising eyes of the media were firmly fixed on the Murdochs’ evidence to Parliament, the Government made an announcement that shows their true colours on the NHS – the privatisation of £1 billion of NHS services. Starting in April, whole swathes of the services our NHS provides will be opened up to the private sector – including wheelchair provision for children.

We’ve heard a lot over recent months about Cameron and Clegg’s ‘reform’ of the NHS. Health professionals, patients’ organisations and the public united in their campaign to slam the breaks on the reforms.
Cameron and Clegg claim to have watered down their plans, but their NHS Bill is still a deadly threat to our National Health Service – and yesterday’s announcement proves it.

If Cameron and Clegg get their way, it will mean:
  • more privatisation and more companies making money from all parts of our health service
  • worse patient care including cuts, hospital closures and longer waiting times
  • more red tape making it harder for nurses, doctors and other health professionals to do their jobs
  • millions of pounds wasted on new bureaucracy which should be spent on patients
After the Summer break, these plans will come back to MPs in the House of Commons. Will you join our fight to stop them?

Before the General Election, Cameron promised to “protect the NHS”, to “give the NHS a real rise in funding” and to “stop NHS reorganisations”.

But he’s breaking every single one of these promises.

After just one year of his Tory-led government, one in ten people are now waiting over 18 weeks to get into hospital for the treatment they need. And he is making it easier for private patients to jump the queue.

We have to work together if we are going to protect our NHS from Cameron and Clegg’s plans to destroy it. Will you join our campaign?

It's our National Health Service - join our fight to save it.

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