Keep Our NHS Public campaigners meet up for talks on protecting the health service

This Is Local London: KONP campaigners are concerned the NHS will be privatised KONP campaigners are concerned the NHS will be privatised

Supporters of the campaign group Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) met in Sutton last week.

Over 70 people attended the event at the Friends Meeting House in Cedar Road, to hear talks on the effects of government health reforms.

The evening was titled The Betrayal of the NHS, and was organised by the campaign group's Sutton branch.

Dr Bob Gill, a south London GP, explained how he thinks the government have tried to introduce an American-style private healthcare system.

Health economist Dr Lucy Reynolds talked about her belief that hospitals are being deliberately loaded with debt, so they are forced into private sector takeovers.

Saleh Mamon, chair of the KONP Sutton branch, said: "Keep Our NHS Public will continue to try and keep the public informed about what is really going."

The event took place on Friday, July 4.

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1:40pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Georgia Lewis says...

This needs to be shouted from the rooftops! The threat to our local NHS services is part of a wider threat to the whole of the NHS.
This needs to be shouted from the rooftops! The threat to our local NHS services is part of a wider threat to the whole of the NHS. Georgia Lewis
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1:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Pippa Maslin says...

It was an excellent and important, if depressing, meeting, and I am really glad to see coverage from the Sutton Guardian. Dr Bob Gill and Dr Lucy Reynolds have a raft of evidence at their disposal, and I would encourage people to engage with Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) and Keep Our St Helier Hospital (KOSHH) in order to find out about the ongoing privatisation/sell-o
ff of the NHS and what can be done to resist it.
It was an excellent and important, if depressing, meeting, and I am really glad to see coverage from the Sutton Guardian. Dr Bob Gill and Dr Lucy Reynolds have a raft of evidence at their disposal, and I would encourage people to engage with Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) and Keep Our St Helier Hospital (KOSHH) in order to find out about the ongoing privatisation/sell-o ff of the NHS and what can be done to resist it. Pippa Maslin
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2:21pm Wed 9 Jul 14

mpellatt says...

Don't forget that the NHS is already privatised, always has been. GPs are contractors, not employees - there latest standard contract is here:

http://www.england.n
hs.uk/wp-content/upl
oads/2014/05/gms-con
tract-04-14.pdf
Don't forget that the NHS is already privatised, always has been. GPs are contractors, not employees - there latest standard contract is here: http://www.england.n hs.uk/wp-content/upl oads/2014/05/gms-con tract-04-14.pdf mpellatt
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1:03pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Emily Brothers says...

Labour provides the only answer to NHS competition, as we will end the internal market. That’s why I have called on Paul Burstow to vote for Clive Efford’s Bill to reverse the Burstow backed NHS privatisation.
Labour provides the only answer to NHS competition, as we will end the internal market. That’s why I have called on Paul Burstow to vote for Clive Efford’s Bill to reverse the Burstow backed NHS privatisation. Emily Brothers
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