East of England
Norfolk Keep Our NHS Public
Campaign to stop the privatisation of the NHS.
The Cambridge People's Assembly
The Cambridge People's Assembly supports the statement against the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) issued by the recent Health Campaigns Together conference in Birmingham. It is vital that the NHS is sustainable – not least as a matter of justice between generations – but the STPs are designed to make sustainable its underfunding.
Cambridge Keep Our NHS Public
Cambridge Keep Our NHS Public has been active in defence of continuing care and long-term rehabilitation facilities at the city's Brookfields Hospital. These have been under threat as part of Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust's efforts to reduce a £50 million funding deficit. In 2007 it looked likely that Brookfields would close altogether, but after a vociferous campaign involving marches, demonstrations, postcards and lobbies of PCT meetings, the PCT is keeping some facilities at the hospital, while putting others out into the 'community'.
Cambridge KONP, which organised many of these activities and submitted a detailed response to the PCT's consultation, welcomes the climb-down by the PCT but is still very concerned about the very small number of hospital-based long-term care options in the Cambridge area. It is continuing to campaign on this vital issue.
Contact: Martin Booth - email@example.com
Save our NHS Petitions - 38 Degrees
The campaign group '38 Degrees' have formulated several petitions, addressed to MPs in specific areas, to allow people to show their disagreement over privatisation and funding issues. Over the past few years, NHS funding has been squeezed so much that services are suffering. This winter, hospitals up and down the country have declared "major incidents" because they're struggling to cope. And now most hospitals are warning that their budget for next year has " reached the point where patient care is at risk. Meanwhile, the government is letting profit-hungry companies take over more and more NHS services. At at a time of squeezed budgets, this is the last thing the NHS needs. To add your name to a petition, find your nearest town below:https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-hertford-and-stortford