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999 Convention for the NHS was a day for all NHS campaigners, activists, trade unions and concerned citizens to join in unity and plan strategies to fight for a publicly funded non-fragmented and privatised NHS.
It was an opportunity to plan & coordinate national days of action in the run up to the General Election, putting the NHS at the centre of political discussion and preparing the ground for the fight beyond the election results. Discussions took place with key figures from other organisations including KONP, National Health Action Party, and local NHS campaign groups up and down the country.
We want to say a big thank you to all those who registered and came to the invited only event.
Thanks from all the 999 Team.
999 Call for the NHS is proud to be an independent grassroots campaign group and non-affiliated with any political party. Our speakers reflected this position and were all leaders in their fields of campaign work. They offered inside information and insights into the current situation faced by all dedicated NHS campaigners.
DR BOB GILL
DR LUCY REYNOLDS
Alan Taman is the communications lead for the Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015 and his background is in health journalism. He has worked for over 15 years as a freelance health journalist and 9 years as a senior press officer in the NHS.
Peter Roderick is a barrister who is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary, University of London. He is the volunteer lawyer for the Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015 and has drafted the proposed NHS Reinstatement Bill, with Professor Allyson Pollock.
GP Welling Kent since 2003.
NHS campaigner since 2012
Currently KONP steering group
National Health Action Party Parliamentary candidate - Old Sidcup & Bexley GE 2015
Producer of 'Sell-Off' documentary
With a background as an educator, Linda Kaucher campaigns to raise awareness of and to oppose the EU's international 'trade' agenda including TTIP.
Kate Hudson is General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. She has held that post since September 2010, having previously been Chair of the campaign since 2003. She is a leading anti-nuclear and anti-war campaigner nationally and internationally. She is also author of 'CND Now More than Ever: The Story of a Peace Movement'.
Dr Lucy Reynolds has carried out extensive research on the detailed history and mechanisms of the privatisation of the NHS.
Liz Beech is a mother, grandmother, writer and multi-media artist. A veteran of the women's camp at Greenham Common where she lived for 4 years, Liz has been involved with Occupy since October 2011 and has taken part in local Save Our Hospitals campaigns.'
Counterfire magazine came to the convention. They were surprised...