Save Our NHS (West Midlands)
A group campaiging to save NHS services in the West Midlands.
Birmingham Keep Our NHS Public
A group campaigning to protect the NHS from privatisation in Birmingham.
Solihull Keep Our NHS Public
A group campaigning against cuts to services and the privatisation and fragmentation of the NHS is Solihull.
Oswestry Defend Our NHS
A group based in Oswestry campaigning to keep A+E centres at both Shrewsbury and Telford, oppose privatisation of health care services, end “Future Fit” which has seen over £3m of Shropshire and Telford NHS money spent on management consultants rather than patient care, ensure a midwife led maternity service at the Orthopaedic hospital in Gobowen is maintained, ensure that the financial viability of the Oswestry Orthopaedic hospital is not undermined by a reduction in tariff payments for hip and other operations, ensure that the GP provision in Oswestry is sufficient to meet the needs of a growing population and ask candidates for the Shropshire Unitary Council elections in May to pledge their support to the NHS.
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Defend Our NHS
A campaign group defending the NHS against cuts and privatisation in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin area.
Save Burton A&E
Petition to save the Accident and Emergency Department at Queen’s Hospital in Burton.
Cure the NHS
Campaign group Cure the NHS was formed in early 2008 following the death of Bella Bailey, an 86 year old, "ill but not ready to die". Witnessing the horrifying care received by Mrs Bailey and other elderly patients at Staffordshire General Hospital her daughter Julie began the campaign to end the neglect and to ensure that the voices of local patients and carers were listened to.
Save Services At The Alex
Despite the Worcester Acute Hospitals Trust (WAHT) breaking even in financial year 2006-7 the Trust Board has warned the subsequent year will be even tougher than will include further job cuts. An ongoing service review across the area threatens vital services at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch with closure, including maternity, paediatrics and emergency gynaecology.
With a new Secretary of State (Alan Johnson) in place, and with a government review of the NHS taking place under Professor Darzi the uncertainty seems certain to continue. The Save the Alex Group is encouraging supporters to do join a campaign of letter writing to the Secretary of State arguing that the review process Redditch has faced should not be used as a model for other hospitals as it has led to confusion and a complete lack of trust in WAHT.
Contact: Neal Stote - firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. 07989 563864
South Warwickshire Keep Our NHS Public
A group campaigning to Keep the NHS Public in South Warwickshire.
Contact: Anna Pollert - 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:
Shrewsbury and Atcham: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-shrewsbury-and-atcham
West Worcestershire: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-west-worcestershire
Hereford and South Herefordshire: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-hereford-and-south-herefordshire