Events

From stalls handing out leaflets in the community to national demonstrations our events page aims to bring together what’s coming up across the country and give you the information you need to get involved. If you’d like to list an event below or have any queries please email our national administrator.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our Annual General Meeting is coming up! If you would like to attend, please fill out this google form . Please note you must be a member of KONP to attend the AGM. If you wish to become a member, see the "Support us" page. If you have queries about your membership, please contact Max at nationaladmin@keepournhspublic.com.

February 2019
Southwark KONP Launch and Public Meeting

Please come and join Southwark KONP’s launch and public meeting ‘Our fight for a public NHS continues!’ - founding meeting of Keep Our NHS Public Southwark! Wed, 27 February 2019 from 7pm, at 67 Balfour Street, London, SE17 1PL. All those living, working or studying in Southwark are welcome. Join us to protect the NHS for future generations. Speakers: Dr Tony O’Sullivan, National Co-Chair of KONP. Objectives of the group: Improve the health and care services (physical and mental) for Southwark residents.

venue
67 Balfour Street,
London,
SE17 1PLK
date
Wednesday, 27th February - 7pm until
9pm
March 2019
HOW COME WE DIDN'T KNOW? - PHOTOGRAGHIC EXHIBITION

How Come We Didn't Know? is a terrifying photographic exhibition by artist photographer Marion Macalpine of Hackney Keep Our NHS Public about the under reported, shocking not to mention damaging corporate take-over of the NHS.

Speakers will include: Eleanor Smith MP, John McDonnell Shadow Chancellor, Allyson Pollock co-author of the NHS Bill and Tony O’Sullivan Co-Chair of Keep Our NHS Public. Please allow 30 minutes to get through security.

venue
House of Commons,
Westminster,
London SW1A 0AA
date
Wednesday, 13th March - 6pm until
8pm
NHS Block on UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstration

This Saturday 16th March, on UN Anti-Racism Day, there will be a national march against racism, islamophobia and anti-semitism meeting at Park Lane, London, at 12:00. NHS staff, students and campaigners have organised an NHS Block on the demo and invite all NHS campaigners to march with them

Speakers will include: Eleanor Smith MP, John McDonnell Shadow Chancellor, Allyson Pollock co-author of the NHS Bill and Tony O’Sullivan Co-Chair of Keep Our NHS Public. Please allow 30 minutes to get through security.

venue
Park Lane,
London,
W1K 1,
United Kingdom
date
Saturday, 16th March - 12pm until
4:30pm
Demonstration to demand proper funding for the NHS

Join Leeds KONP outside the art gallery to demand proper funding for our NHS

venue
Leeds Art Gallery,
The Headrow,
Leeds LS1 3AA
date
Saturday, 30th March - 11:30am
April 2019
Meeting of Lambeth KONP

Join us for an open meeting! The meeting will feature a talk from a local doctor about the new model of working for GPs and community health services and the consequences for patients.

venue
Upstairs at the Horse and Groom pub,
60 Streatham High Rd,
London,
SW16 1DA
date
Thursday, 11th April - 7pm until
9pm
The end of your relationship with your family doctor

Join us for a public meeting on the controversial topic of new GP contracts - which could spell the end for the treasured institution of the family GP.

venue
Progress Hall,
Admiral Seymour Road,
Eltham (near Woolwich),
SE9 1SL
date
Thursday, 11th April - 7:30pm until
9:30pm
NHS, free for all: what next?

Join us for a public meeting introduced by John Lister - journalist, academic, and editor of the Health Campaigns Together (HCT) newspaper and website. We'll look at how the government's NHS reforms are trying to put a smokescreen up over a programme of cuts, privatisation and neglect.

venue
Mechanics Institute,
North Sherwood Street,
NG1 4EZ
date
Wednesday, 17th April - 7pm until
9pm
Parliamentary debate on GP at hand and the NHS in North West London

An hour-long parliamentary debate on the new "GP at hand" service, a public-private venture that diverts vital resources from frontline services. Save Our Hospitals Charing Cross & Hammersmith call on friends of the NHS to attend and observe the debate. Having health campaigners in the gallery can help put pressure on the government and remind politicians that their actions on the NHS are getting close attention. If you'd like to come, Please leave at least an hour beforehand to get through security and be aware that you may need to queue for gallery entrance.

venue
Parliament,
Westminster (Central London)
date
Wednesday, 24th April - 4:30pm until
5:30pm
Patients not passports: challenging far-right policies in the NHS

Through successive immigration acts, the Government has introduced a border regime into the National Health Service. Migrants are now charged upfront to use the NHS, denied care when they cannot prove their eligibility or pay, and are having their sensitive data shared with immigration officials, making many afraid of seeking care altogether. Join Docs Not Cops, Migrants Organise, Medact, and supporting organisations for the launch of the Patients Not Passports toolkit and learn how together we can bring down the Hostile Environment in the NHS.

venue
St Pancras New Church Euston Rd,
London NW1 2
date
Tuesday, 30th April - 6:30pm until
8:30pm
May 2019
Protest and die-in against NHS cuts

Despite the saving of Charing Cross Hospital, Local health bosses continue to plan £30m of cuts to health services in H&F. As well as reducing GP after hours services and night UCC services at Hammersmith Hospital, we now know they are planning to reduce key community services, including dementia services, stroke services, community dermatology, community gynaecology, and community cardiology. These are the early cuts. Much worse is to come.

Join Save Our Hospitals campaigners at our rally against NHS cuts at Lyric Square, Hammersmith, Saturday 4th May, 12-2pm.

venue
Lyrics Square,
Hammersmith
date
Saturday, 4th May - 12pm until
2pm
June 2019
KONP Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting! This is a one-day gathering for us to take decisions about our activities and also skill up with vital analysis about the current threats to the NHS. All KONP members are entitled to attend, though you are strongly urged to register in advance (an online registration form is forthcoming). If you aren't currently a KONP member but you'd like to attend, you can join any time via the "Support us" page.

Sessions:
Privatistion - Dr John Lister / WeOwnIt
Integration? What kind of NHS services do we want? - Dr Helen Salisbury, GP and BMJ columnist
Hostile Environment in the NHS: migrant charges - DocsNotCops / Citizens UK

venue
Unite the Union (London Regional Office) - 33-37 Moreland Street,
EC1V 8BB
date
Saturday, 15th June - 9:30am until
4pm
Health Campaigns Together - Northern conference

This will be the first joint health & social care HCT Conference. Join us to share ideas on how we can fight back on all fronts and max our impact!



11-1: NHS 10 year plans – Organising the fight back against Integrated Care Systems
1.30–3: Getting the market out of Social Care
3.15-4: Insisting on parity for mental health services
4 - 4.15: Summary/Call to Action !

Speakers include Sally Ruane, Director of Health Policy Research Unit, Leicester University, GP Jackie Grunsell, from Hands of Huddersfield RI, Gordon Peters, ex Director of Social Care Hackney currently campaigning against cuts, closures and outsourcing in Haringey, Unison speaker et al.

venue
St. George’s Centre,
Leeds,
LS1 3DL
date
Saturday, 29th June - 1pm until
4:15pm
September 2019
Mental Health Crisis Summit

There is a crisis in mental health services in the UK. It's time to act! Almost 7000 mental health nurses were lost from 2009 to 2018. Meanwhile, the number of doctors in specialist psychiatric training fell by 20%, and beds available for patients with serious mental health issues fell by over 8000.

That's why we're holding a one-day conference in September this year to take a closer look at the mental health crisis - what's driving it, how government decisions have let it worsen over time, and what action we can take to set things right. We're pleased to be working together on this event with a range of campaigners from Health Campaigns Together (https://healthcampaignstogether.com/) and Mental Health - Time for Action (https://mentalhealthtimeforaction.org/).

This is a ticketed event; tickets cost from £5 (Unwaged / low pension) to £20 (Solidarity price). To purchase tickets for this event, please go to its Eventbrite page: mentalhealthcrisissummit2019.eventbrite.co.uk. If you would like to come but cannot afford any of the ticket prices advertised, please contact us directly and we will attempt to arrange a free place for you.

venue
Royal Free Campus,
UCL Medical School - Rowland Hill St,
Hampstead,
London,
NW3 2PF
date
Saturday, 28th September - 10am until
5pm