The new ConDem Government is committed to slashing public spending and accelerating and implementing privatisation on a scale we haven’t seen before and Unite believes that the policies of this Government threaten to destroy the NHS that we have always been so proud of.
The Unite 4 OUR NHS campaign has been launched to oppose the cuts and privatisations in the NHS and fight to protect NHS workers terms and conditions and pensions. Unite’s campaigning has had a huge impact locally and nationally in both halting and slowing down threatened NHS privatisations and we must continue to support our activists in their local campaigns fighting the break-up and fragmentation of our NHS.
We want a reversal of the damaging competitive market that exists in England, that pits health services against one another – instead in the forthcoming White Paper we are threatened with the disbanding of Strategic Health Authorities and the bulk of the NHS budget being handed over to private companies to spend and profit from through ‘GP commissioning’. Even the NHS Confederation has described this as “potentially the biggest change in the history of the NHS”.
Unite believes that the NHS should be a comprehensive, universal service publically funded and accountable and managed as a public service for the benefit of all. This world class organisation should not be carved up for the benefit of private profit and now is the time for us to fight for our National Health Service, to ensure that it will be there for future generations.
Join our campaign and send the message loud and clear to the government – Don’t destroy our NHS!
Please take one minute to send a letter or an email to your MP, telling them why you are opposed to the White Paper and why they should be too, as these changes will mean:
- More wasteful bureaucracy – not less
- Less money for treating patients
- More money into the profits of private healthcare companies
- More inequity of a postcode lottery on healthcare services
Just visit http://unite.newsweaver.co.uk/uk/sd4ajuc3s87tn6uxnscltd– you can send an email directly from this link using the bullet points above.
The Unite 4 Our NHS campaign has been launched to oppose the cuts and privatisations in the NHS and fight to protect NHS workers terms and conditions and pensions.
Join us today by getting on our Unite 4 our NHS map, showing NHS supporters around the country who want to defend our NHS