Patients not passports: The fight for our NHS in East London
January 25 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
[Facebook event here – if you can, please use the FB page to inform the organisers in advance that you intend to come.]
The NHS as we know it is under threat, budget cuts and chronic staff shortages have brought it to breaking point. At the same time successive Governments have eroded the founding principles of the NHS, restricting access to care for migrants and introducing up-front charging, denying care to hundreds of thousands of people.
Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS, is rumoured to have said “The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with faith to fight for it” so join us on Saturday 25th January to find out how you can join the fight for our NHS.
Across East London campaign groups have been fighting back against the racist charging regime and the introduction of a Hostile Environment in the NHS, forming A powerful coalition of community groups, NHS workers, faith institutions, unions, and people affected by NHS charging. Whether you work in the NHS or not we invite you to join our #PatientsNotPassports campaign, come along for a day of talks, workshops, and action planning to find out what you can do.
When? 11:00 – 16:00, Saturday 25th January
Where? St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA
How Much? Free!
Whats on? Full schedule coming soon, but you’ll hear from local campaigners, healthcare workers fighting back against charging, local politicians, and people researching the impact of the Hostile Environment.