This week sees the third reading of the Health and Social Care Bill which intends to fundamentally change the National Health Service.
The proposals seek to break up the NHS into allowing easier access for private companies to deliver public services. The Green Party believes that the market has no place in the health service and that privatising public services results in worst service at a higher price to the public.
These proposals were not contained in any pre-election manifesto yet represent a fundamental change in the way health care is delivered in this country.
On Wednesday, the day of the vote, there is a London march on Parliament called by Keep Our NHS Public and Unite the union. We think it’s important the defend our health service and would like to encourage everyone who can make this demonstration to turn up and show your support.
Wednesday, 7th September.
St. Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road