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.
Make a #JUSTICE4NHS event happen in your area on the days of the court hearing
This might be a coffee morning, a meeting in a pub, a stand in the centre of town
- take a good photograph for social media
- write a letter to the local paper explaining why you and friends/fellow campaigners are gathering.
CLICK on the PR BUTTON (press release) that will help you pass on information to local journalists.
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