Get involved on July 17th to stop the NHS Corporate Takeover Bill
The government is planning NHS legislation in England that will allow for more American-style privatisation. This week, Conservative MPs voted the Corporate Takeover Bill through its second reading in Parliament. Now is the time to fight back!
To show that this proposal is a tug of war between you and private companies, with your healthcare at stake, will you attend or organise 'tug of war' stunt locally? Find the list of actions confirmed below.
Can't make an in-person action? You can take part online! Just take a selfie or group photo with this graphic (or your own sign with the message!) and tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you don't use social media, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's call on the new Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, to scrap these plans and reinstate a fully publicly-run NHS.
How to organise a tug of war stunt for July 17th's Day of Action
1. No event happening locally? You still have time to ask 5 people you know to get involved! See our step by step guide here for all the info you'll need. If you can't organise a tug of war, could you get your household or a group to pose for a photo with the graphic?
It's now too late for us to get materials to you in the post, but you can still organise the photo opportunity with a simple stretch of rope, print-out photographs to make masks, and a copy of this poster.
Confirmed local action events:
Join an event near you on 17/07/2021
Barnstaple - 10am, outside The Guildhall, High Street
Buxton - 10am-2pm, Buxton Market, Market Place, SK17 6EQ
Camelford - 10am, Enfield Park, PL32
Chipping Norton - 9.30am-12.30pm, the car park in front of WHSmith, OX7 5AD
Chorley - 10-11am, Chorley Hospital, PR7 1PP
Halifax - 2.30pm, outside Wilko, 2 Southgate, Halifax, HX1 1DR
Harrow - 11am, Harrow Shopping Centre, Station Road, HA1 2AD
Horsham - 11am, Carfax, RH12 1FD
Leamington Spa - 11am-1pm, Leamington Town Hall, CV32 4AT
Lewes - 1.30pm, Lewes Victoria Hospital, BN7 1PE; 3pm, Cliffe Precinct, BN7 2AH
London - 10.30am-12pm, Passy Place, Eltham, SE9 1UD
Newcastle - 10.45am, Greys Monument, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 5AF
Oxford - 11am-12.30pm, Manzil Way (outside the Private Public Partnership NHS building)
Skelmersdale - 12pm, Nye Bevan Pool, WN8 6LT
Teignmouth - 2pm, Teignmouth Hospital, Teignmouth, TQ14 9BQ
Totnes - 10am, Vire Island (bottom of the bridge steps), TQ9 5QL
Washington - 3pm, Victoria Road Health Centre, Tyne and Wear, NE37 2PU
London - 2.30pm, Greenwich Park (on the grassed area between St Mary's Gate and the Boating Pond), SE10 8QY