A proper grassroots NHS campaign. Not affiliated to any of the political parties.
When: Tuesday 20th November, 8-9.30am
Wednesday 21st November, 4.30 - 6pm (tbc)
Where: Royal Courts of Justice , London WC2A 2LL
We are marching back to the Court of Appeal to challenge the lawfulness of the introduction of a new contract by NHS England. A contract that we see as being designed to introduce a new NHS structure that is clearly based on the USA Medicare/Accountable Care Organisation model.
NHS England's proposed & newly rebranded Integrated Care Provider contract (it was called the ACO Contract orginally) is a complex lead provider contract that contains one major feature - what is called a Whole Population Annual Payment.
This single clause will radically alter the way in which NHS funding works - paying a fixed lump sum at the beginning of a financial year to cover "planned activities" - and is the fatal contractual change that will drive USA Accountable Care Organisation models into our NHS.
We don't think the Quango NHS England has the right to change NHS policy and structures - especially when they lead to dangerous and damaging cuts to services. If they are intent on doing so they need to consult with Parliament and pass changes to our precious public service by legislative means.
We want you to join us outside of court before the hearing to show your solidarity, and show that we won’t standby and watch our NHS being reduced to a limited two-tier health system - private for those who can afford it, poor quality care the rest of us.
Please come dressed in clothing that includes Pink and/or Yellow
There is a Facebook Event for this rally if you would like to connect with others.
Even though we are not physically marching the spirit and determination of our first Jarrow to London march lives on. We have battled with legal documents, NHS England and government machinations and fought our way to the courts. Thousands of fellow campaigners and members of the public have supported us through the CrowdJustice fundraising website and helped us remain positive when times have been hard.
The links take you to the different stages of our march through the courts.
Take an individual or group SELFIE and post online to as many of your network as possible. Especially to the Facebook pages of your local community, local broadcast and print media, local councils and MPs.
Click on the image to download the SELFIE TEMPLATE or even better
WRITE & DESIGN YOUR OWN
Use the hashtag #Justice4NHS on Twitter and we will find you