Michelle on NHS Privatisation: Useful Info and Links

Early this morning I put up a piece about how my local health centre in Whitchurch, Bristol, has fallen victim to NHS cuts, and has written to their patients explaining that they are having to cut back on services.

This is, scandalously, not an unfortunate accident, and it has nothing to do with the people running the health centre. It is the result of Cameron and co.’s campaign to privatise the NHS, a programme that has been carrying on since the days of Maggie Thatcher by successive right-wing administrations, including Blair and Brown, or as they should be regarded, Smarmy and Grumpy.

Michelle, another of the great commenters on this blog, posted up this piece in response to it, discussing an exhibition against the NHS’ privatisation she attended in Stroud, and giving links and information to people and organisations campaigning against it.

Here’s her post.

Really important post Beastie, yesterday I spent most of it in Stroud at the Stroud Valleys Art centre where they had a thought provoking exhibition by Marion Macalpine on the creeping privatisation of the NHS called ‘How come we didn’t know’ there are photos with facts about the corporate creep: http://www.marionmacalpine.org.uk/how-come-we-didnt-know.html

Stroud Against the Cuts had organised a whole weekend of events and workshops so that local people could be better informed and equipped to react to the break up of the NHS. For example I attended a workshop given by Corporate Watch on how to investigate the companies involved in local or national privatisation plans. REF: http://stroudagainstcuts.co.uk/fightback/healthcarecuts/38-healthcare/203-nhs-2016-event.html
and http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0f6f30d699716abfdb139d100&id=e9c651a1d4

Caroline Molloy was also there and she has much helpful info: https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/caroline-molloy

People can also find their local group to help protect their NHS: http://keepournhspublic.com/support-konp/find-a-local-group/
or their local 38Degrees group may also have some events and actions to help defend our public health service.

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4 Responses to “Michelle on NHS Privatisation: Useful Info and Links”

  1. vondreassen Says:

    vonandreassen@hotmail.com

    On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 5:44 PM, Beastrabban\s Weblog wrote:

    > beastrabban posted: “Early this morning I put up a piece about how my > local health centre in Whitchurch, Bristol, has fallen victim to NHS cuts, > and has written to their patients explaining that they are having to cut > back on services. This is, scandalously, not an unfortu” >

  2. 61chrissterry Says:

    Reblogged this on 61chrissterry.

  3. Michelle Says:

    Should also add that yesterday during the discussion / training from Richard he mentioned that Corporate Watch can help with free training for any serious grass roots groups that need help in investigating, freedom of information requests etc. please see here as an example from yesterday: https://corporatewatch.org/content/healthcare-all-investigating-companies-training-stroud

    and he also showed us a book with all the finer details which can be purchased for £5 or downloaded online for free:

    https://corporatewatch.org/publications/2014/investigating-companies-do-it-yourself-handbook

    Thanks again for sharing this info Beastie.

  4. vondreassen Says:

    On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Yvonne lunde-andreassen wrote:

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