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Notts Save Our Services calls for action to save our NHS
Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) are calling for a “day
of action to save our NHS” on Saturday July 9th.
In Nottingham there will be a rally at Speakers’ Corner, but
campaigners are hoping for activity across the country, building on
widespread opposition to the government’s Health and Social Care Bill.
Among the groups already signed up to support the day of action are
Youth Fight for Jobs, Save Hayward House Daycare, Disabled People
Against Cuts, the local branches of the Socialist Party and Anarchist
Federation and anti-cuts groups from Lewisham and Nuneaton. Notts SOS
are still keen to get as many people involved as possible.
Campaigners believe the Bill will open the door towards widespread
privatisation of the NHS, undermining the universal, free at the point
of need, service.
Rosemary Muge from Notts SOS said, “They are now desperately spinning
to get people on board. But make no mistake, the fact that Andrew
Lansley says his main intentions are still intact means that even with
these alterations they are leaving the way open for private companies
to take over and make profits from sickness.”
Harry Powell from the campaign said, “The ‘pause’ to allow the
government to listen’ has been followed by some changes and an
extensive PR campaign. But we should not be fooled. The ‘reforms’ are
still a very real threat to the NHS and there remains a pressing need
to kill the Bill.”
Contact: Harry Powell
Tel: 0115 8377937
Web: http://www.nottssos.org.ukTwitter: @nottssos
Notes for editors
1. A statement about the event with a full list of supporters can be
found on the Notts SOS website: http://wp.me/p15Eeo-y5
2. In Notttingham protesters will be assembling at Speakers’ Corner
(the Clough Statue) for a rally from 12 noon. This will be followed by
various activities around the city.
3. Notts SOS was launched on 29th September 2010. They oppose cuts to
services, job losses and cuts in benefits and aim to support workers
organisations, service users, community groups in fighting cuts in
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. They hope to inspire confidence
to think, meet and act. And to be inspired.
Notts Save Our Services