EVENTS: up to the NHS at 70 – Celebrate & Protest

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February to July 2018

6 February Tuesday

Lewisham: 19.30 Public meeting: ‘No cuts to children’s mental health services (CAMHS)’. Speakers include parents and clinicians, Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Vicky Foxcroft (for both – Commons votes permitting).  New Cross Learning, 285 New Cross Rd, London SE14 5TH.  Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign Facebook for details

12 May Saturday TUC Demonstration

London: 11am  New Deal For Workers (including public sector staff) Trade Union Congress House

30 June – date for your diary:  Demonstrate for the NHS at 70

London: 70th Anniversary of our NHS – celebration and protest. Called in support of our movement to renationalise the NHS. Once again Keep Our NHS Public is 1005 behind this joint event called by Health Campaigns Together and People’s Assembly – there will be strong national and local union support.

Please put it in your diary – details will follow soon.


Run-up to 3 February Emergency Day of Action

19 January 2018 Friday

Sunderland: 19.00 Public meeting to launch the new KONP branch  “Sunderland & District Keep Our NHS Public”. ‘What is REALLY happening to our NHS Services?’.
Bradbury House, Stockton Road, Sunderland SR2 7AQ Wheelchair friendly access. Limited FREE parking on site. 5 minute walk from nearest Bus/Metro at Park Lane Interchange.
Speakers include: SHARON HODGSON MP Sunderland W & Washington E Shadow Minister for Public Health; JOHN WHALLEY Co-Ordinator Keep Our NHS Public North East. (other speakers to be confirmed)
Contact KONP North East  for further details or call 07842 111497

Wigan: (time tbc) Lobby of councillors:   Wigan Town Hall. Contact Greater Manchester KONP: email – [email protected]

Durham: SHA Event 17.00 “Working towards an NHS which is truly accountable”. Contact KONP North East  for further details

20 January Saturday

Leeds: 11.30 – 16.30 Northern Conference called by Health Campaigns Together. Speakers include: John Lister, Editor of Health Campaigns Together, Vivek Kotecha, Centre for Health & the Public Interest, Natalie Ratcliffe, Unison organiser & Hands Off HRI, Alex Scott-Samuel, Chair of the Socialist Health Association. Plus health workers and grass roots campaigners from the north! Open from 10am for stalls, coffee, registration. Pre- registration not essential but helpful if you can let the organisers know you are coming.  St. George’s Conference Centre, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BR  Contact: [email protected] or tel 0113 2622800. See flier

Newcastle: 11.00 – 14.30 Peoples Assembly Conference and Workshops “In Place of Austerity”. Contact KONP North East  for further details

23 January Tuesday

Trafford: 18.30 Lobby of councillors Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH. Contact Greater Manchester KONP: email – [email protected]

27 January Saturday

Southend:  Demonstration and Rally – Save our NHS – Defend our local services
Assemble: 12 noon Pier Hill, Southend
Organised by Save Southend NHS Campaign – See flier 

30 January Tuesday

Manchester: 10am Lobby of councillors Manchester Town Hall. Contact Greater Manchester KONP: email – [email protected]

2 February Friday

Liverpool: 11.30 – 13.15 Rally at the Royal Liverpool, called and supported by: UNISON Liverpool Acute Hospitals, UNITE NW 106 Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, GMB Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospitals, UNISON Liverpool Community & Hospitals Health, Liverpool TUC, Blacklist Support Group, Keep Our NHS Public Merseyside, Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool Against the Cuts, Merseyside Pensioners Association,

Health Campaigns Together

3 February Saturday

Emergency Day of Action: London march & regions

Emergency Demonstration – London

Assemble: 12noon, Gower Street, London WC1E (near UCL Hospital)
Rally: Whitehall

Regional events – England and North of Ireland

If you can’t make it to London – there are other protests around the country – see event links below. These are the ones we know about – if your area’s not here, check in with your local NHS defence groups (eg People’s Assembly, KONP) – sure they would welcome your help coordinating something.

Redditch/ Bromsgrove
Wirral Arrowe Park Hospital
Wyre Forest


Email us with new events requests for leaflets and HCT papers

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  1. KONP Nottinghamshire are running a public Demo tomorrow (Tue 30 Jan) outside the Queens Medical Centre at midday in conjunction with the local UNISON Branch.

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