Events leading up to #ourNHS70 birthday – celebrate and protest to preserve it

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Saturday 30 June – 12 noon Portland Place London W1A – national event to celebrate and demonstrate for #ourNHS70 (see top)

[Details hosted by PA here – Facebook event details and transport details here ]

Calling for:

  • a publicly owned NHS that remains free for all at the point of use
  • proper funding and proper staffing levels
  • world class services for every community


June 2018

Saturday 30 June – 12 noon Portland Place London W1A – national event to celebrate and demonstrate for #ourNHS70 (see top)

Organised jointly by Health Campaigns Together, The People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the TUC with UNISON, Unite the Union and 9 other national unions. Calling for: 1: a publicly owned NHS that remains free for all at the point of use; 2: proper funding and proper staffing levels; 3: world class services for every community 

Event details are hosted by PA here: event details and transport details are here

Saturday 30 June 07.00 – 15.00 – Wales Save the NHS Rally ‘Shout it from the Mountains’
Snowdon SY20 9 Llanberis
Join us at the top of Snowdon to sing and shout to save our NHS. This event will run concurrently with a huge event in London – #ourNHS70 celebratory protest to mark 70 years since the NHS was created. Make your own way to the summit, by train [yes, train!] or on foot. Meet at 12 noon on the summit and let’s make some noise! We hope to live-stream the event to LONDON too!
Share the journey & walk the Miners Track with us! Get to the Pen-Y-Pass car park at 7am, if you need to park here, as this car park will be FULL by 8am! Other options are about 1 mile down the road & will also fill up fast! We’ll set off from Pen-Y-Pass car park at around 7.45am together, with our SAVE OUR NHS flags in hand! Visit the campaign’s Facebook

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Past events: June 2018

Tuesday 5 June 9.00am – Demonstration outside Weston Hospital
Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare
On July 4 2017, Weston Area Health Trust announced the overnight closure of Weston General Hospital’s Emergency Department between hours of 22:00 and 08:00. The fight is on now to save the A&E. Meet on the grass outside the hospital. Come and show the Hospital Board what you think about the continued overnight closure of our A&E. See the campaign’s Facebook

Saturday 9 June Assemble 11 am – Oxford march for our NHS

Manzil Green, Cowley Road, East Oxford, OX4 1XA
● End the staffing crisis – pay Oxford weighting. Bring back bursaries
● Full funding for the NHS – reopen the closed beds
● No more cancelled operations. No to longer waiting times
● Stop privatisation – patients before profits
Called by Oxfordshire UNISON & UNITE health branches, supported by Oxford KONP

Monday 11 June 18.30 – London KONP public meeting for #ourNHS70

Camden Town Hall, opposite St Pancras Station, London

Wednesday 13 June 19.00-21.00 – Birkenhead public meeting ‘The Crisis in General Practice: Defend Our NHS’
Birkenhead Town Hall Mortimer Street Birkenhead Wirral CH41 5EU
Defend Our NHS – Wirral meeting with leading GPs and other staff in NHS general practice about the crisis in provision, training, recruitment, retention and access.
Discuss how private corporations are muscling in on our surgeries and how two GP federations in Wirral operate different values and attitudes to the future of general practice. Does seeing a GP mean using your taxes to make profits for a tax avoider? – Facebook

Tuesday 19 June 19.30 – Save Lewisham Campaign public meeting for #ourNHS70

Lewisham Civic Suite, Catford SE6 4RU
Celebrating ourNHS at 70 with Films ‘The NHS: where is all began’ and short campaign film followed by • Speeches • Discussion and mobilising for the 30 June national celebration and protest in London. Website: SLHC

May 2018

Wednesday 23rd May 8.00am – Support The Wigan NHS Strike
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2NN
Nearly 600 hospital caterers, cleaners, porters other staff at three hospitals in Lancashire are planning to strike for 48-hours over plans to transfer their jobs from an NHS trust to a private company it plans to set up as a wholly owned subsidiary (SubCo). The proposed action 23/24 May follows an 89% vote for strike action in a ballot which saw 73% of eligible members cast a vote.
UNISON Health conference decision to step up action

Wed & Thurs 23/24 May 9.00am – Jr4NHS fight privatisation of the National Health Service

Royal Courts of Justice WC2R 1 London, United Kingdom
Crowd-funded Judicial Review hearing of challenge to imposition by Hunt & NHS England of Accountable Care Systems and Organisation without parliamentary or public scrutiny or consultation. Please join us at the High Court where the campaign to halt privatisation of #ourNHS takes on Jeremy Hunt, NHS England in the judicial review. Visit JR4NHS’ Facebook and see also KONP’s posts.

Friday 25 May from 11.00 – Central London leafletting for #ourNHS70 with accompanying health workers and ambulance

Tuesday 29 May 18.30 – NHS activists’ meeting to mobilist for #ourNHS70

Venue: Unite the Union, Theobalds Rd, WC1X 8TN – nearest tube Holborn. All are very welcome to this meeting to mobilise for 30 June #ourNHS70. See Facebook

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