National KONP News
The General Election
Theresa May has called a General Election for 8 June. Her intention is to gain a huge majority by making Brexit the overwhelming election issue, and to avoid the issues so important for Britain, including the attacks on public services. KONP, Health Campaigns Together and our allies, including People’s Assembly will ensure that the NHS is a key feature of the election campaign.
KONP believes that the NHS is in mortal danger under a Conservative Government. Under the current Health Secretary, NHS and Social Care budgets have been cut; there has been a concerted shift to privatise the NHS; bursaries for trainee nurses have been cut; and unfair-unsafe contracts have been imposed on Junior Doctors. 9,000 hospital beds have been closed since 2010; 24,000 nurse vacancies exist and trainee applications have fallen; waiting times for A&E 4-hour treatment target, cancer, outpatient and elective surgery are all rapidly getting worse. And if the current government stay in power the situation will deteriorate further. Now, more than ever, NHS campaigning groups must come together to fight against the threat this Tory Government pose to our NHS. We are supporting the NHS Roadshow and a call to vote to save the NHS.