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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 the USA’s two tier health system, 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/Medicaid 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.
You should be able to copy & paste the two items on the left.
If you have problems please send an email and we can send you the letters. Thanks.
We have speakers that you can invite to your events - and template speeches that you can amend as you see fit and deliver yourself. As the Chair of Huddersfield KONP did recently after taking part in NHS Detectives.
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. Simply copy and paste the text into your email. Dont forget to make it personal and local to your town etc. Thanks!
I am writing to let you know that I will not stand for the destruction of the NHS. My family, friends and I refuse to accept American health insurance - style funding arrangements for the NHS and Social Care. These are being introduced through the secretive Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
We call on you as my MP to say 'NO' to Accountable Care Systems/Organisations in the NHS that would turn it into a version of the American Medicare/Medicaid system. These new models of care will end the NHS as a comprehensive service that provides the full range of care to all who need it, free at the point of need.
All you have to do is:
copy and paste the text below into an email
Send it to your local parliamentary candidates
Send this to 5 (or more) friends and ask them to do the same
Find your candidates here: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/
THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
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.
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I'm deeply concerned that in the build up to the General Election there has been little discussion about the disastrous changes to the NHS being proposed by the local Sustainability and Transformation Plans. These plans have been made in a secretive manner with very little public information and are nothing more than plans to slash, trash and privatise our NHS.
But most worrying is a move to the American model of healthcare management called the Accountable Care Organisation/System. This system with low fixed budgets that will not meet the public need, will turn the NHS into a two tier health system where the rich will pay and the rest of us will be left with a very poor minimal NHS like the American Medicare/Medicaid system.
I would urge all readers to contact their MPs and let them know that the public will not stand for the destruction of the NHS and all MPs must reject the STPs and a move to Accountable Care Organisatons. These new models of care will end the NHS as a comprehensive service that provides the full range of care to all who need it, free at the point of need.
Readers can find their MPs, old and new, on the website https://www.theyworkforyou.com/
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