Health Campaigns Together is an alliance of national and local health campaigns, other campaigning groups and trade unions who share the same concern: our NHS and how to save it from more cuts and privatisation.
It was set up by Keep Our NHS Public in 2015 when we realised that, although there were many groups doing excellent work all over the country, there was no easy way to share views, plan, and carry out joint events. Health Campaigns Together has built an alliance of organisations able to campaign together successfully for what we agree on.
HCT has organised three successful conferences in 2016 with more to come in 2017.
HCT and KONP worked with The People’s Assembly Against Austerity (PA) to organise the largest ever national demonstration on the NHS in London 4 March 2017 (#ourNHS), attracting over 200,000 people and gaining widespread publicity.
Within two months HCT, KONP and PA were working together once again with junior doctors and nurses who launched the very influential NHS Roadshow events during the General Election June 2017. We went on to take part in a national and local day of action on 1 July and – working with the TUC – we celebrated and protested in another successful national day of action on the NHS’ 69th Birthday 5 July 2017.
Any individual or group can attend a HCT meeting but only groups can affiliate to HCT.
HCT produces a quarterly 12-page newspaper, HCT News. Over 12,000 copies are distributed every quarter. It can be ordered via the HCT website, which also lists future events and the growing number of affiliated campaigning groups and union branches.
All posts relating to HCT can be found here.