On 6th & 7th September MPs will be debating the future of the NHS. They will vote for or against a Bill, that if passed in it's current state will wreck our NHS by putting the needs of private health companies over those of patients and the public.
UNISON Health branch as called a rally as part of a national campaign to pressure MPs to vote to stop the NHS and Social care Bill.
Please show your support for the rally and show local MPs we will defend the NHS form the worst attack it has ever faced.
Rally to save the NHS - 5.30 pm, Monday 5th September, assemble outside HSBC bank, Cornmarket, central Oxford.
The battle to save the NHS enters a new phase this week as campaigning is stepped up before the return of the Health and Social Care Bill to Parliament.
It's vital to say 'No' to this bill for many reasons, but here are some to remember:
- our money will be wasted on private profit and decisions made by management consultants;
- there'll be worse patient care, with postcode lotteries, hospitals closing, fewer treatments and longer waiting times;
- there'll be more red tape, with costs to the NHS and taxpayers rising as hospitals are tied up in bureaucracy.
- the changes will affect anyone who uses or works in the NHS.
- there will be job losses, increased pressure (with extra health and safety risks as a result) and attacks on terms and conditions.
And that's why this coming days are so important. On the Big NHS Weekend, communities and trade union activists are holding ‘Save the NHS’ street stalls in local high streets. This is our final chance to generate as much pressure and media coverage as possible before the Health & Social Care Bill receives its third reading in the House of Commons. To find out more go to www.unison.org.uk/ournhs