Next Meeting

  Wednesday 26th January  2022

at 7pm on Zoom


all interested are very welcome



Please note that the monthly CANP meeting is postponed to next week i.e. will be held on Wednesday 26th January 7pm on Zoom.
 Please register below ASAP.
REAL DAYS OF ACTION WILL FOLLOW: Our first day of action will be on Saturday 26 February and will be organised by local groups and local branches of all our supporting organisations up and down the countryhttps://sosnhs.org/

SOS NHS is a new coalition of campaign groups and trade unions which have three clear emergency demands of Government now to avoid the worst crisis in the NHS ever. 
Approve emergency funding of £20 billion to save lives this winterInvest in a fully publicly owned NHS & guarantee free healthcare for future generationsPay staff properly now: without fair pay, staffing shortages will cost live
You can read more background to these demands here
Our vision:
The NHS needs emergency funds this winter, at least £20bn in the upcoming spring budget, if it is to tackle the soaring bills for backlog maintenance and reopen beds that are so urgently needed and pay staff properly to end the staff shortage crisis. We also need legislation and change at the top to re-establish a fully publicly funded and provided national health service, protected from private companies who put profit before patients. We need to maintain opposition to the dangerous Health and Care bill currently working its way through parliament, we need a national care service, and we need to make the NHS the default provider for health service provision.
Read more on our vision and how we arrived at the figure
Who we are:
SOS NHS is backed by nearly 30 different social movement campaigns and trade unions and our list is growing every day. You can find out who they are by visiting our home page.The SOS NHS action committee is made up of a core group of organisations and trade unions who are leading the direction of the initiative and doing the day-to-day tasks of running the campaign, these organisations include, Keep Our NHS PublicHealth Campaigns TogetherNHS Workers Say NoUnite the UnionGMB UnionUnisonWe Own It.
Our launch rally calling for emergency funding now – is online on Wednesday 19 Jan from 7pm.
We’ve secured an amazing line-up which includes:
·       Sonia Adesara – KONP & Cat Hobbs – WOI (chairs)
·       Nadia Whittome – Labour MP
·       Christina McAnea – Unison
·       Alison Treacher – Care and Support Workers Organise
·       David Wrigley – BMA
·       Amelia Womack – Green Party
·       John Lister – HCT
·       Helen Salisbury – I-SAGE
·       Steve North Unison
·       Ariel Mammana – Ambulance Driver GMB
·       Striking worker from GOSH
·       Barry Gardiner – Labour MP
·       Laura Pidcock – People’s Assembly
·       Holly Johnston – NHS Workers Say No
·       Alia Butt – NHS Staff Voices
·       Paul Nowak – TUC
·       Unite speaker tba
·       GMB speaker tba
We urge you to register to the event and attend and share the event details here to help make the launch a success – please share the following details:When: Jan 19, 2022 19:00 London

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Save our NHS Leicestershire 



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Get involved…………..

……here for Local NHS 


 Monitor whats happening……

NHS in Leicestershire accused of ‘back door privatisation’ to set up spin-off company


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What are we seeking and why?
We are seeking a judicial review to stop Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt and NHS England from introducing new commercial, non-NHS bodies to run health and social services without proper public consultation and without full Parliamentary scrutiny.

These non-NHS bodies would be called “Accountable Care Organisations” (“ACOs). They would be governed by company and contract law and can be given “full responsibility” for NHS and adult social services……. see more here




NHS petition from 38 Degrees



monitor what’s happening……

Virgin Care cherry picking NHS contracts


How Simon Stevens imposed a reorganisation designed for transnational capitalism on England’s NHS.

This case affects us all
The NHS must continue to provide comprehensive healthcare to everyone who needs it

The NHS must remain as a public service that provides the full range of health care to everyone who needs it, free at the point of use.

This is under threat.

Working with public law firm Leigh Day, 999 Call for the NHS intends to bring a judicial review of plans for new local NHS and Social Care organisations to operate what they call “fixed, pre-set population budgets”.

These budgets are supposed to cover an area’s population but they will be insufficient to meet the public need. These finance restrictions will force our NHS to behave like an insurance company.

This will decisively end the NHS as a comprehensive service for everyone who needs health care  More Here


NHS Reinstatement Bill March 2017 Allyson Pollock speech 

Britain’s NHS is chronically underfunded, but great value for money … for now –October 25, 2016


The Record of Private Companies in the NHS

Don’t believe the false reassurance about NHS privatisation  – 12.2.15

A third of NHS contracts awarded to private firms  – BBC report 10.12.14 

Allyson Pollock /Tariq Ali – World Health Systems


 Unhealthy influence: The rise of the NHS Partners Network March 21, 2013

from Social Investigations….Key Facts of Lords and MPs connections to healthcare

Leaked document shows how private health firms worked with Downing Street to ensure new legislation went ahead

100’s of contracts signed in ‘biggest ever act of  NHS Privatization’

private firms bonanza from NHS

New Health Secretary and Privatization

NHS franchising: the toxic world of globalised healthcare is upon us

private hospitals delaying NHS patient’s treatment?

Newmarket NHS Hospital to be run by private company




A better nhs blog




Your NHS has been quietly transformed into a business ready for corporate takeover and conversion to the American private insurance model. In


filmmaker Peter Bach exposes the two decade covert privatisation which has occurred without public mandate and against the public interestChannel 4 News: A leaked document ties Health & Social Care Bill to plans for the privatization of the NHS


A day in the life of a GP


UNITE Guide To NHSPrivatisation

letter from Dr Alex Scott-Samuel, Liverpool



The NHS: A Visual Essay from juniordoctorblog.comother useful stuff from juniordoctorblog.com