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Tuesday 29th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Committee Room 16, House of Commons

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Since the 90′s private provision in the NHS has increased to the disadvantage of patients, increased further under labour and now dramatically increased (at huge cost) under the Health & Social Care Act, particularly under S75, together with a vicious program of cuts. We will be discussing a universal health service, publicly owned and provided, free at the point of delivery.

There will be short contributions on the damaging effects on the NHS through cuts, closures and privatisation; a clinician from the NHSCA covering staff morale and its effects in primary and secondary care; a statement on the NHS we need; and a talk setting out the serious dangers for health of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

With:

Paul Evans, Director, NHS Support Federation

The NHS Support Federation is a pressure group that started 25 years ago by health professionals and members of the public opposing the first attempts to introduce market ideas into the NHS. Paul Evans has been involved in health and community campaigning for the last 20 years.  He has worked as an adviser to MPs and as a campaign consultant for a range of national charities and currently works on the boards of three charities, concerned with youth unemployment, mental health and charity support. Since the Health and Social Care Act was passed he has been working alongside colleagues at the Federation on collecting and publicising the evidence about its impact.

Jacky Davis,  Founder member Keep Our NHS Public (KONP)

Consultant Radiologist Whittington Hospital, co editor NHS SOS – How the NHS was betrayed and how we can save it. Member BMA Council and co chair of the NHS Consultants Association.

John Lipetz

Member of the Socialist Health Association from the early 90′s, trustee of an epilepsy charity, SUDEP Aware, previously chair for 10 years; member of Labour Land Campaign. He worked as a primary care manager in the NHS for 10 years in West London and has been a member of Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) since it was established.

Gay Lee

I am a semi-retired palliative care nurse and an activist in the Royal College of Nursing  who has campaigned all her life to improve – and now save -  the NHS. I am secretary of Lambeth KONP and also active on the national KONP Steering Group’

Jill Mountford (Save Lewisham Hospital)

Steering Committee member of the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign, part of the organising team for most of the big actions over the last 18 months. Was national organiser for the Welfare State Network, a national campaign to defend the welfare state 1993 – 1997. Have been organising and campaigning to defend the systematic dismantling of the welfare state for more than twenty years. Work in community development and adult education.

Chaired by John Cryer MP