This case affects us all
We launched a Crowd Justice crowdfunder to cover the costs of bringing a judicial review of a key aspect of the so-called Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
The response has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who’s already helped 999 Call for the NHS to exceed the first major target of £5k. That's why we have paused donations until we know for definite we are marching into the courts.
Thanks to all who have backed us so far.
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 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 can download a WORD file to cut&paste the text from.
Why not share it with friends and family too?
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.
As you know we’re not asking for money right now at CrowdJustice but 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 let parliamentary candidates know exactly what we think. Simply copy and paste the text below into your email. Adapt it to make it local to your candidates.
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 a Parliamentary Candidate 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://whocanivotefor.co.uk/elections/
THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE!!
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
If you are holding an event, a stall or just talking to people in the street. Here is a clear statement you can ask people to send to their candidates and local councils. (Click to download)