WHO ARE WE WRITING TO?
We have two major focus points.
1. Your MP
2. Your local county, district councillors, some of whom will be part of Health Scrutiny Committees, Health & Wellbeing Boards.
WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE
Because major secretive top-down changes are still being carried behind the blue NHS logo. Changes that redically alter the shape, nature and ethos of the NHS. In theory any major change to a public service infrastrucure should be debated in Parliament but this has been cleverly avoided by handing control of the NHS to the QUANGO (link for description)
Removing the commercial market model from the NHS - imposed since the 90's and cemented with the Health & Social Care Act in 2012. Foundation trust hospitals were created as businesses, and so are now in competition with one another.
& PUBLICLY ACCOUNTABLE
Committee Contact EMAILS
Select Committee - Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS
Elizabeth Hooper - Policy Analyst
Viv Roach - Committee Assistant
Owen Williams - Press Officer
The following members have emails.
For a full list of committee please
This is NOT a Public Health Service.
It is a private health model pretending to be a public health service. Private providers are permitted to use the blue logo so that the public are unaware of the private health companies moving into our NHS and making profits.
The Private Finance Initiative
forced many hospitals - including Worcestershire where 3 patients recently died on trolleys after long and futile wait for beds - to be built with fewer beds than necessary because of the high cost of PFI construction. PFI hospitals also have to make huge annual repayments to their corporate creditors, diverting money that should go on patient care.
The issues we need to focus on: