Let's push for more. Join our ICS Day of Action on Saturday June 11th!

From the 1st of July 2022 our NHS across England will be reorganised. England will be divided into 42 new NHS bodies called Integrated Care Systems (ICS).

After 20,500 We Own It supporters emailed NHS leaders in the last few weeks, the chairs of 8 ICSs have come out and pledged that private companies won’t sit on their boards. 

So it’s time to push harder and force more of them to make the pledge, or to go further for patients not profits. Join our Day of Action on Saturday, 11th June to help pile on the pressure.

This Day of Action is supported by Keep Our NHS Public and Unite Community.

By doing ONLY one out of these three kinds of actions, you can have a huge impact today:

1. You can send a message directly to your local NHS chair in 3 easy steps:

i. On a plain sheet of paper, write out the message: "Dear [*name of your town] NHS leaders, let's rebuild our local NHS together and keep private companies out"

ii. Take a selfie with your message. 

iii. Use our tool to tweet your picture (or email it to us at info@weownit.org.uk if you don't use Twitter or live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland)

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2. Join a local action near you today.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to find out where actions are happening and if one is happening near you.

3. Distribute leaflets by yourself or with friends and family on your local high street.

This action is only for people who have received leaflet deliveries from us.

Who has made the pledge so far?

  • Bath & North East Somerset Swindon & Wiltshire ICS
  • Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire ICS
  • Devon ICS
  • Sussex ICS
  • Birmingham & Solihull ICS
  • Hertfordshire & West Essex ICS
  • North East & North Cumbria ICS
  • Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICS
  • South East London ICS
  • Suffolk and North East Essex ICS
  • West Yorkshire ICS

Find out which ICS you live in and ask your ICS chair to make the pledge here.

Local actions:

Birmingham

Who: KONP Birmingham

Where: outside HSBC on New St (bottom of the ramp) in central Birmingham

When: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Bristol

Who: Bristol Protect our NHS

Where: 60 High Street, Hanham, BS15 3DR

When: 3 - 4pm

Cambridge

Who: Cambridgeshire KONP

Where: stall at the Strawberry Fair on Midsummer Common, Cambridge (in Scarecrow Corner, the green area, near the Fort St George pub)

When: From 12noon

Enfield

Who: Defend Enfield NHS

Where: Palmers Green Triangle N13

When: 11am - 12:30pm

Exeter

Who: Exeter KONP

Where: Stall at Exeter Respect Festival

When: 11:30am

Kendal

Who: KONP Kendal and South Lakes

Where: Kendal Market Place

When: 11am - 1pm

Kent

Who: Save Our NHS Kent

Where: Obelisk Ramsgate Harbour

When: 12noon

Leeds

Who: Leeds KONP

Where: Chapel Allerton, in the vicinity of Starbucks, 53 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD

When: 11.30am - 13.00pm

Leicester

Who: Leicester Campaign Against NHS Privatisation and Save our NHS Leicestershire

Where: Gallowtree Gate (outside the old British Home Stores)

When: 12 - 2pm

Lewisham

Who: Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign

Where: The Clocktower, Lewisham Centre,  London, SE13 6BB

When: 11am - 1pm

Lydney

Who: Hands Off Lydney & Dilke Hospital (HOLD)

Where: outside the Co-op in Lydney

When: 10am - 12noon

Lytham St. Annes

Who: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Trades Council

Where: St Anne’s town centre, St Anne’s Road West, FY8 1SB

When: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Newcastle (Byker)

Who: KONP North East

Where: Meet at Morrisons cafe near Byker Metro Station

When: 1.30pm

North Shields (North Tyneside)

Who: KONP North East

Where: outside the Metro Station

When: 12 - 1pm

Nottingham

Who: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire KONP/ Nottingham Trades Council

Where: outside the Council House in Nottingham’s Market Sq, NG1 6FG

When: 11am - 1pm

Oxford

Who: Oxfordshire KONP

Where: In front of the Clarendon Building on Broad Street, Oxford

When: 12:30pm

Reading

Who: Unite Community Berks/Oxon/Bucks branch (Reading members)

Where: Broad Street, outside the entrance to The Oracle Shopping Centre

When: 11am - 1pm

Skelmersdale

Who: Unite Community Lancashire Branch NW/11500

Where: The Nye Bevan Pool

When: 11am - 1pm

Southampton:

Who: Southampton KONP

Where: Trump Bridge, Portland Terrace/Bargate Street

When: 1:30 - 3:00pm

Stockport

Who: Stockport NHS Watch group

Where: Merseyway precinct at the Lancashire Bridge end of the precinct

When: 11am and 1pm

Sunderland

Who: KONP Sunderland & District

Where: Seaburn sea front (opposite Dykelands Road)

When: 12noon

Swindon

Who: Swindon NHS campaigners

Where: Waterfall Canal Walk, Bridge St Junction, SN1 1BP, Swindon town centre

When: 1-2pm

Whitley Bay (North Tyneside)

Who: KONP North East

Where: meet beside the red phone box outside Whitley Bay Metro Station

When: 10.30 - 11.30am

On-going media coverage of the day:

  1.  New Health and Care Act 'looks and smells bad' say campaigners - Hamstead & Highgate Express

  2. Campaigners to stage protest over fears private companies will have a say in running health services in Sunderland and South Tyneside - The Shields Gazette

  3. Campaigners to protest against private company involvement in local NHS - but health bosses say they've got it wrong - Hucknell Dispatch

  4. Campaigners take to the streets of Kendal for a day of action - The Westmorland Gazette

  5. New Health and Care Act 'looks and smells bad' say campaigners - Islington Gazette

  6. Protest in Southampton ahead of changes to NHS - Southern Daily Echo

  7. Protesters to take to streets ahead of upcoming change to NHS - Yahoo News

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