The mood tonight at the public meeting of the Keep Our NHS Public group in Regents Park was celebratory – after their victory over NHS Camden, which bowed before its legal action in putting on hold plans for a GP-led health centre on Hampstead Road, and on an alternative plan, as detailed in the Camden New Journal.
Dr Marta Buszewicz, chair of the local medical council, told the meeting that it was now important for campaigners, doctors and patients to put effort into thinking about what services they did want, and what choices they wanted to see resources put into.
The meeting agreed (unanimously so far as I could see) to join the fight against the closure of the Whittington Hospital A&E, and attendees were encouraged to go to the public meeting on the issue on December 9 at 7pm, to be held at the Methodist Central Hall, Archway Close.
There was also discussion of a list of question on the NHS to be put to candidates in the general and local elections next year. Should be interesting to see the results!