A grassroots NHS campaign. Not affiliated to any of the political parties.
999 is run by volunteers and there is no polite way to say it. We need money to help keep the campaign going. May 8th the fight must go on.
No matter how big or small the amount every penny will go towards the 999 Call for the NHS
Can you spare a few quid?
Talking with people on the streets we know there is a huge amount of support, love and passion for the NHS. Politicians must not be allowed to ignore the importance of a democratically administered and owned NHS in our society. Please urge all your friends, family to write to their MPs and let them know about the NHS BILL 2015
Together we are strong.
Names of people who supported the NHS BILL open letter.
Alan Bennett Author
Joanna Adams 999 Call For The NHS
Prof. Wendy Savage President, KONP
Natalie Bennett Leader, Green Party
Clive Peedell Co-Leader, NHAP
Marcus Chown Author & broadcaster
Lord Melvyn Bragg Author & broadcaster
Sir Richard Eyre Film, TV, theatre director
Craig Farlow ‘300-miler’, People’s March
Lady Joan Bakewell Broadcaster & Writer
Dr David Wrigley GP and writer
Dr Eric Watts Chair, Doctors for the NHS
Lady Helena Kennedy Barrister
Ken Loach Filmmaker
Peter Pinkney President, RMT Union
Dr Kate Hudson General Secretary, CND
John Hilary Executive Director, War on Want
Linda Kaucher StopTTIP
Caroline Molloy Editor, OurNHS openDemocracy
Prof Rajan Madhok Retired NHS Med Director,
John McCarthy Writer & broadcaster
Sir Jonathan Miller Theatre & opera director
Annie Rothenstein Artist
Stephen Frears Film Director
Nigel Williams Author, playwright
Nicholas Wright Playwright
Glen Baxter Artist
Armando Iannucci TV/radio writer, director
Prof. Sue Richards Co-Chair, KONP
Dr Paul Evans Director, NHS Support Federation
Dr Ron Singer Chair, Doctors’ section of Unite
Peter Roderick Barrister, drafter of NHS Bill
Hugh Hudson Film director
Julian Barnes Author
Dr Tony O’Sullivan Lewisham consultant
Dr Louise Irvine Chair, Save Lewisham Hospital
Dr Peter Fisher President, Doctors for the NHS
Prof. Allyson Pollock Public Health Research
William Boyd Author
Roger Graef TV/film producer & director
Earl of Harewood Film & theatre producer
Christine Hyde Retired, ‘300-miler’ *
Dr Coral Jones GP Hackney & TTIP activist
Sienna Miller Actor
Michael Morpurgo Writer, Farms for City Children
Clare Morpurgo Farms for City Children
Lord David Owen Former Health Minister
Alexandra Pringle Bloomsbury Publishing
Jonathan Pryce Acto
Sir Steven Redgrave 5-times Olympic Gold
Clive Stafford Smith Human rights lawyer
Rick Stroud Author & film director
Dr Richard Fielding Medical psychologist
Dr Kambiz Boom' East London Medical Committee
Dr Charles Webster Official historian of the NHS
Fiona Duby International health & development
Prof. Chris Readman Prof. of obstetric medicine
Dr Patrick French Doctors For The NHS
Dr Jackie Applebee GP, Chair Tower Hamlets
Dr Naureen Bhatti GP, Limehouse Researcher
Annie Smedley Senior OT, NHS
Dr Hermione Roy Consultant child psychiatrist
Shirley Franklin Defend Whittington Hospital
Dr Robert Delamont Consultant neurologist
Anita Nuckhir Biomedical scientist
Jacqueline Gruhn commissioner, adult care
Dr Richard alshaw Scientist
Carolyn Heads Quality & HR manager
Ben Clements Community mental health nurse
Paul Hardman Paramedic
Alun Hamnett Senior technical officer
Jean Hay-Burns Psychotherapist
Dr Wendy Geraghty Lead , Lewisham CAMHS
Sandra Carey Midwife
Dr Bridget Innes Out-of-hours GP
Dr Alan Lawlor Chemist
Ben Judd Team manager, AWP NHS Trust
Dr Katherine Oliver General manager
Joe Finlayson Community mental health nurse
Dr Helen Salisbury GP
Dr Anna Livingstone CCG clinical lead Tower Hamlets
More to follow...
Find your name if you signed the letter. Share it with friends. The Bill gets its 2nd Reading on March 11th 2016.
On March 11 the NHS (Reinstatement) Bill 2015 was presented in Parliament with cross-party support. Its policies would comprehensively reinstate the NHS throughout England.
The Bill’s policies restore the Secretary of State for Health's duty to provide universal listed health services throughout England based on people's needs and not their ability to pay.
The Bill abolishes the expensive internal and external market, stops the break up of the NHS and returns the NHS to public control and accountability. This is vital to protect the NHS from EU trade treaties and others in the pipeline like TTIP.
The Bill ends the high costs to the NHS of PFI schemes. By making PFI debts a Treasury responsibility it removes the exorbitant costs of PFI from the NHS and enables the State to negotiate restoration of PFI services and assets into public ownership.
The British Medical Association, representing 150,000 doctors, has stated publicly that their members want a publicly funded and publicly provided national health service. It supports the principles behind the legislation which the NHS (Reinstatement) Bill proposes.
Many MP’s and PPC’s and some political parties now support the Bill www.nhsbill2015.org/our-supporters
We call on the public to support the NHS Bill 2015 and to ensure that their parliamentary MPs now commit to supporting the reinstatement of the NHS through the Bill and to ensuring it is in the first Queen's speech after the Election.
Check if your name is now listed on the PUBLIC SUPPORT CALL. CLick on the megaphone.
Please note this letter is now an historical item. But we are keeping it because it shows the huge amount of support that exists for the NHS BILL which aims to return the NHS to the public - as intended when it was created. It is worth remembering.