Yorkshire and the Humber

Save Our NHS (Hull and East Yorkshire)

A group of concerned residents who are campaigning to protect the NHS from private profiteering and cuts.

Website: https://saveournhshull.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299492290149205/?fref=ts

Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS

Calderdale & Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS is a new non-party/cross-party campaign group affiliated to national 999 Call for the NHS .

Website: https://calderdaleandkirklees999callforthenhs.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/999-Call-for-the-NHS-Calderdale-Kirklees-323693161115837/

Contact: candk999@yahoo.co.uk

Keep All Services at Dewsbury District Hospital

Website: http://www.northkirkleesnhssupportgroup.org.uk/

Leeds Keep Our NHS Public

The campaign group opposes the White Paper “Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS” and the increased privatisation of the NHS in general.  The Department of Health NHS White Paper was published on 12 July 2010. Its stated aims are to increase patient choice and improve efficiency in the NHS. The key proposals include rapid scaling up of GP consortia to become publicly accountable for managing the local health budget, the role previously undertaken by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). PCTs will be abolished by 2013 and all hospitals to become Foundation Trusts (self governing)

They created a campaign in Leeds with health professionals and patients concerned that:

  • the NHS is being fragmented and sold off to the private sector, potentially sacrificing service quality to the profit motive.
  • local NHS property and land being sold off to the private sector in Leeds and surrounding areas

Contact: leedskonp@yahoo.co.uk

Website: https://leedskeepournhspublic.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/141710829185241/?fref=ts


Save Huddersfield NHS


Accident & Emergency services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital are under threat. Proposals being considered by the Greater Huddersfield CCG include the options of closing one or more of the area's A&E departments. The options being proposed include the closure of the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary or Calderdale Royal Hospital. Another option is for both A&Es to be downgraded, with services moved to Leeds. It has been announced 15th January 2016 that health chiefs intend to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's full A&E.

Contact: Barry Sheerman MP - barry.sheerman.mp@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.barry4huddersfield.co.uk/nhs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saveouraandeb1/?fref=ts


Sheffield Keep Our NHS Public


The Sheffield KONP group started campaigning in October 2005, prompted by local ward closures. A march against ward closure has been held, supported by local unions. The group has also used stalls to help publicise issues people aren't always aware of. Marches have contributed to significant pressure on the Trusts. The scrutiny committee has been used with some success - namely a postponement of a closure.

Contact: Jill Chanter - jillchanter@msn.com - 01142 334937

Website: https://keepournhspublic.com/support-konp/find-a-local-group/sheffield/


Hands Off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary


The sole purpose of the campaign group's fundraising events and activities is to enable the people of Kirklees and neighbouring areas to challenge

  • the potential closure of Huddersfield's Accident and Emergency Department
  • the reconfiguration of services across Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust

At this point, Calderdale Royal Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department is not under threat. They want the CCGs to come up with a Plan B that suits both communities in both Huddersfieldand Halifax. The monies raised are for a legal challenge. We need to continue to raise money to put in the Community Fighting Fund and Legal Aid Pot.

Website: http://handsoffhri.org/


Keep All Services at Dewsbury District Hospital

This campaign group is a coalition of ‘Defend the NHS’ Campaign groups, working to highlight the policy and processes behind the changes to hospital provision in Dewsbury. They are building on the success of the Save Our Local Hospital Services group (SOLHS).  SOLHS alerted the Joint Kirklees and Wakefield Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee,(JHOSC) to the dangers of the changes proposed to Dewsbury Hospital.

Website: http://www.northkirkleesnhssupportgroup.org.uk/?m=201607


Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS

Calderdale & Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS is a new non-party/cross-party campaign group affiliated to national 999 Call for the NHS . They wish to link different campaigns together, to prevent local campaigns from staying seperate. Given the state of the media, there is spin and misinformation all over the place. They wish to develop trusted media and social media networks to communicate accurate information about what is happening with NHS cuts and sell offs and how to stop it happening.

If you’re interested in becoming a member or supporter, please email candk999@yahoo.co.uk.

Website: https://calderdaleandkirklees999callforthenhs.wordpress.com/


Defend Our NHS York

Defend Our NHS York is an active group of concerned citizens and health care professionals who are joining the massive UK effort to protect the UK’s finest institution to ensure the NHS remains available to “serve all who need it”. All are welcome and encouraged to contribute at any level you are able.  The only qualification is a passion to ensure that our publicly funded NHS continues to be provided publicly, free at the point of use and that it efficiently provides the best value for our tax contributions. They believe in “Public Health not Private Wealth”.

Website: https://defendournhsyork.wordpress.com/about/


Sheffield Save Our NHS

Sheffield Save Our NHS is a grassroots movement comprising people from all walks of life who are, or will be affected by the government’s austerity measures and spending cuts to NHS Services across England, and specifically within the Yorkshire area. They strongly oppose the creeping privatisation of the NHS by successive governments.

Website: http://ssonhs.blogspot.co.uk/


Barnsley Save Our NHS Facebook Campaign

Barnsley Save Our NHS - Fighting to keep the NHS in public hands with proper funding so local people can get the healthcare they need.

Local A&E departments and vital NHS services are closing at epidemic levels. Barnsley wants to unite with campaigners nationally to fight to preserve our NHS. We are not part of any political parties as we believe everyone needs to be part of saving what is a national institution.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/barnsleysaveournhs/?ref=br_rs


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:

Kingston Upon Hull: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-kingston-upon-hull-west-and-hessle?akid=&source=

South East Sheffield: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-sheffield-south-east?akid=&source=

Sheffield Central: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-sheffield-central?akid=&source=

Barnsley: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-barnsley-central?akid=&source=

Leeds Central: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-leeds-central?akid=&source=

Bradford West: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-bradford-west?akid=&source=

York Central: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-york-central?akid=&source=

Huddersfield: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-huddersfield?akid=&source=

Doncaster Central: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-doncaster-central?akid=&source=

Rotherham: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/vote-to-save-our-nhs-rotherham?akid=&source=