Are you a regular, occasional or past NHS service user?
Do you know someone who uses NHS services?
Are you a current, previous or future NHS employee?
FROM APRIL 1st 2013 THE NHS HAS CHANGED WITH SERVICES NOW WIDE OPEN TO TAKE OVER BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE NHS.
For events and meetings see the left hand column
WE STAND FOR:
à A publicly owned health service that puts people before profit!
à An open, accountable and democratically run health service!
à Quality, accessible health care free at the point of delivery for al
SHEFFIELD SAVE OUR NHS
We are a grassroots movement comprising people from all walks of life who are, or will be affected by the government's austerity measures of spending cuts to NHS Services across England. We also strongly oppose the creeping privatisation of the NHS by successive governments and campaigned actively against the Health and Social Care Bill. The group originated out of the first 38 degrees Save Our NHS campaign in January 2011We are based in Sheffield and will be taking 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.
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.
Next important meeting is the Sheffield Clinical Commisioning Group's twice yearly meeting with the public on 14th November at 2pm in the Megacentre
Also the Sheffield Healthwatch open afternoon on Monday 18th November at the Circle, Rockingham Gate.
We joined the TUC Lobby of the Conservative Party Conference on 29th September 2013 as part of a strong turnout from Sheffield comitted to saving the NHS from Tory plans.
But if the lobbying / gagging bill is passed many such activities could become severely restricted.
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 have now been 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 has finally been re-included in local publicity and the NHS is currently saying there are no plans to close it.
For updates see our blog.
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
Please click on the left links for more information.