We saved NHS Professionals!

7 September 2017

WOW. The government has just announced that it will be keeping NHS Professionals wholly in public ownership! WE WON!!

This would have been yet another senseless privatisation. Now it’s not happening – because of the campaign we ran with you! We couldn’t be more excited.

Thank you for everything you’ve done to help win this campaign. Together we

  • Wrote thousands of emails to the bidders, the boss of NHS Professionals, Deloitte (who were managing the sale) and the Department of Health asking them to stop the sell off
  • Got MPs across parties behind the campaign – nearly 100 signed the Early Day Motion against the privatisation, making it the 3rd most popular EDM this Parliamentary session!
  • Worked with many doctors, health campaigners and unions as well as the Labour shadow health team to call for a National Audit Office inquiry into the sale

We don’t know exactly what won it. But some of your emails were prompting Conservative MPs to ask questions. Maybe the government started feeling the heat. Maybe they didn’t want the hassle of a National Audit Office inquiry, so they decided to drop the sale. No matter what the final straw was, we know that your actions made a big impact.

Read the write-ups in the Financial Times, Guardian and Left Foot Forward.

NHS privatisation is depressing and overwhelming, but today we showed that it CAN be pushed back.

We led this campaign with a tiny team but we’ve shown what’s possible. Now we’re thinking hard about what we do next to stop our NHS being privatised piece by piece.

Let’s win again – give £5 a month to help us stop NHS privatisation

We won, you won, we own it! Spread the good news!

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Comments

jean wilson replied on

well done. good times for a change!

Pam Martin replied on

Brilliant news well done all!

derrick nicholson replied on

fantastic news now stop privatizing our hospitals

Rita Guest replied on

Excellent campaign, keep up the pressure.

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