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  • Are you a regular, occasional or past NHS patient?
  • Do you know someone who uses NHS services?
  • Are you a current, previous or future NHS employee?

    WELL THAT INCLUDES PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE IN SHEFFIELD, SO THIS WEBSITE CONCERNS YOU.


    IN APRIL 2013 THE NHS CHANGED, WITH SERVICES EXPOSED TO TAKE OVER BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR.  NOW THE WHOLE SERVICE IS JUDDERING WITH THE STRAIN OF FLATLINE SPENDING, INCREASING DEMAND AND REFORMS WHICH EVEN THE TORIES ADMITTED WERE THEIR BIGGEST MISTAKE. 

    NOW IN 2015 WE ARE FACED WITH 5 MORE YEARS OF THE TORIES.  ALTHOUGH PEOPLE SAID THAT THE NHS WAS A HIGH PRIORITY. THAT'S NOT HOW THEY VOTED.  AS A RESULT THE NHS WILL KEEP BEING CHIPPED AWAY WITH MORE AND MORE OF IT FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO SEEK TO MAKE A PROFIT OUT OF OUR HEALTHCARE.
     

    JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE NH

    COME TO OUR NEXT PUBLIC MEETING

  • 2nd July 2015

    7pm Quaker Meeting House

     Sheffield 1


    Ray Tallis
    co-editor of NHS SOS  and former Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Manchester will outline how the threat of privatising the NHS is being implemented and how we need to counter it. 

    Plus

       UNISON speakers on 7 day working, proposed cessation of blood processing in Sheffield, and other local issues
        Dr Graham Pallister - Devonshire Green Surgery;
        a speaker on migrant health
Here's the March on 25th April from Endcliffe Park,  part of a national day of action for the NHS  (image from @sgalbraith47)  

For details of even
NHS21END_(Small)ts and meeting see the left hand column.




Since the election more and more people have contacted us to ask what they can do. 



The chance to repeal the 2012 Health and Social Care Act has b
een lost for the time being with the Conservative election victory.  However the Conservatives won despite their policy on the NHS not because of it - though some people actually took David Cameron's unfunded promise of 8.5 billion at his word.  Now we are back with Jeremy Hunt who has to deal with all the financial and other impending crises for which he would have blamed Labour if they had won.

The key questions we developed for voters to ask election candidates are still relevant and our new Sheffield MPs need to be held to what they have said, both in Parliament and within the Labour Party.

There are major new challenges ahead as the Sheffield Health Services, currently without either an Accountable Officer at the CCG and a Director of Public Health struggle to find an ethical and achievable way forward within the strictures of the Five Year Forward View.

Sheffield Save Our NHS will be continuing to campaign hard locally to hold back any further fragmentation and privatisation of the NHS. We don't think the current CCG or Council leadership want to go down this road but there are many pressures, especially in social care.

Watch out for information about future activities and meetings. 

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For further information see the leaflets on our campaign page


WE STAND FOR:
           A publicly owned health service that puts people before profit!
     An open, accountable and democratically run health service!
      Quality, accessible health care free at the point of delivery for all


SHEFFIELD SAVE OUR NHS

imag0335We are a grassroots movement originating out of the first 38 degrees Save Our NHS campaign in January 2011.  We comprise people from all walks of life and across the political parties who are, or will be affected by the government's austerity measures of spending cuts to NHS Services across England. We strongly oppose the creeping privatisation of the NHS by successive governments and campaigned actively against the Health and Social Care Bill.

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We are based in Sheffield and will continue to protest against the 2012 NHS reforms and to take action against NHS cuts for this area. We actively invite both individuals and other groups based in other locations around England with similar aims to get involved. It's now or never: soon there may not be an NHS to save.

We are a campaigning group but we also monitor local NHS developments, questioning local NHS organisations including Sheffield CCG and feeding into Sheffield Healthwatch as appropriate.  Recently we have challenged the Council's intention to put the dementia services at Hurlfield View, currently run by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust, out to competitive tender.
    
Privatisation = Profit  NOT Good Patient Care
 

Check out the Sheffield NHS News page via the link on the upper left column to find details of local NHS consultation and engagement activities. These help the public to find out what is going on locally and can be opportunities to put the case against competition as the basis for selecting healthcare providers.

We were proud to welcome the 999 Call for the NHS march from Jarrow to London organised by the Darlington Mums. See the page menu link on the left for our dedicated page

We joined the TUC Lobby of the Conservative Party Conference on 29th September 2013 as part of a strong turnout from Sheffield committed to saving the NHS from Tory plans.  But if lobbying / gagging bill is now likely to restrict such events from September 2014. 

In January 2013 we launched a campaign to save the Hallamshire Minor Injuries Unit which is under review.
 We only needed a few shortish signature gathering sessions in the city centre, at Hunters Bar and in Broomhill to collect more than 1000 signatures which were presented to Nick Clegg MP and Paul Blomfield MP. A&E at Northern General is under such pressure that the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust that the MIU was finally re-included in local publicity with the NHS forced to say it would not be closed without a consultation.  However the urgent care system is due for review and consultation in June 2015.
For updates see our blog.

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For information about the Government's proposal to centralise your confidential medical records and make versions of them for sale see our blogspot
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Support the BMA e-petition to get the Health and Social Care Act repealed.  Information here

See column on the left or check out our "Take Action" 
and Campaign Dates sections for more details and for other ways to get involved to Save Our NHS


Tell us what's happening in your local area - 
send us an email


Our first action - March 2011
Video of Lib Dem Conference Protest in Sheffield

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Please click on the left links for more information.



EVENTS


During 2015 we will be continuing to support the NHS as a publicly owned and publicly accountable service, providing quality care free at the point of delivery.

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SSONHS  PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday 2nd July 7pm

Quaker Meeting House St James's St
 S1 2EW
 
Professor Ray Tallis
on the privatisation of the NHS

Save Staffordshire Cancer Services

http://www.peoplesnhs.org/nhs-staffordshire-cancer/campaign-information/maydaymarchnhs


For other details and for more Sheffield events  see here

Please see our TAKE ACTION page on this site and our separate BLOG for further dates and information including how to opt out of having your medical records put into a central data system. 

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