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We have paused donations while we focus on working with our lawyers on getting ever closer to the courts.
But you can still read all about the case
The so-called Sustainability and Transformation Plans split the NHS into 44 regional fragments and aim to cut around £22bn-£29bn from NHS and social care funding by 2020/21, compared to current levels.
Sustainability and Transformation Plans will also set up new bodies called Accountable Care Organisations or Systems. Imported from other countries' two tier health systems - with the main models coming from the USA and Spain... these bodies are set to operate on fixed, pre-set budgets for an area’s entire population that will not be sufficient to meet the public’s health and social care needs.
This will reduce the NHS to a version of the American Medicare system.
ACOs will destroy GPs’ ability to work honestly with patients to decide the best course of treatment for them and their situation. The traditional NHS GP-patient relationship will be gone.
ACOs will decisively end the NHS as a comprehensive service equally accessible to all who have a clinical need for health care.
ACOs will lead to a two tier system where those who are healthy and wealthy enough to pay for private health insurance will get private healthcare, while those who are not will significantly go without.
ACOs will open the NHS and social care even wider to privatisation and corporate control, increasing costs, extracting profits and worsening working terms and conditions for staff.
AUGUST 24th 2017
Thanks for your patience and support.
After a number of letters between our lawyers at Leigh Day
and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, the CCG have just responded to our pre-action letter and the lawyers are now discussing next steps.
We will keep you informed as soon as we know the outcome.
If you have backed us on the CrowdJustice page we will be updating you as and when we know of developments between the CCG and our lawyers.
However we have prepared a FAQ Sheet which you can download.
Click on the link to download a .pdf file
While we focus on working with our lawyers we are saying TURN UP THE VOLUME on the message that Accountable Care Organisations/Systems must be stopped.
Please help us and all NHS Campaigners with this simple step to send a letter to your local paper. Visit our Letters Page with simple templates you can adapt and personalise. You will find links to MPs, local council networks etc.
Thanks for your continued support.