On the 70th birthday of our amazing NHS, let’s give it the best birthday present ever – let’s get the private companies out.
We’ve been working closely with incredible NHS campaigners*. Together we’ve developed #NHSTakeback
, a simple 5 point pledge calling for the changes which would reinstate our NHS to its full glory and end privatisation.
We launched this pledge back in September. ALL SNP MPs have signed the pledge, so has Caroline Lucas, yet fewer than 20% of Labour MPs have signed. Last week, Jon Ashworth, Labour’s shadow health secretary, signed up to the pledge! Maybe now the rest of his party will follow his lead…
So here’s our challenge – how many MPs can we get signed up by Thursday, the 70th birthday of the NHS? Will yours sign now?
Tens of thousands of us gathered at the weekend to celebrate and defend our NHS. The #NHSTakeback pledge is a clear next step. It calls for government to
Honour the founding vision of the National Health Service
Take private profits out of the NHS
Create truly accountable local NHS planning
Scrap PFI and safeguard NHS assets for the future
Protect our NHS from global trade
* The pledge is based on the NHS Reinstatement Bill. It's supported by the Campaign for the Reinstatement Bill, Health Campaigns Together, Keep Our NHS Public, Doctors for the NHS, the NHS Support Federation, Our NHS, the Socialist Health Association and Unite. Learn more in this video: