Monthly Archives: March 2016

NHS being hit from all sides

● The imposition of contracts on junior doctors that are not fair on doctors and not safe for patients.

● The threat to stop bursaries paid to student nurses and other health care students that will leave them £50,000 in debt

● Barts Health has the biggest deficit in the history of the NHS and a huge Private Finance Initiative debt bleeding our local health service dry.

It is crucial we fully support the junior doctors and fight off all attacks and demand a properly funded, publically provided NHS.

What you can do.

Visit the junior doctors picket lines at Whipps Cross from 8am on

● Wednesday and Thursday 6-7 April

● Tuesday and Wednesday 26-27 April

Send messages of support and speaker requests to

Join the Facebook group Whipps Cross Solidarity for information, petitions and further activities.

Print off and distribute this Leaflet produced jointly by Whipps Cross BMA and Waltham Forest Save Our NHS

Support the NHS Bill

Bring Back our NHS in England- Support the National Health Service Bill​

On Friday 11 March, the National Health Service Bill 2015-16 will have its second reading in Parliament, tabled by Green MP, Caroline Lucas. It currently has the support of 76 MPs including Lucas, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell.

Brief summary of the NHS Bill

In short, the Bill proposes to fully restore the NHS as an accountable public service by reversing 25 years of marketization in the NHS, by abolishing the purchaser-provider split, ending contracting and re-establishing public bodies and public services accountable to local communities.

This is necessary to stop the dismantling of the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It is driven by the needs of local communities. Scotland and Wales have already reversed marketization and restored their NHS without massive upheaval. England can too.

Take Action

Sign the online Petition :

If you have a Labour MP, please ask them to state their support for the Bill. While Jeremy Corbyn sponsored the Bill, this was prior to his election as party leader. Therefore there is a possibility, but by no means a certainty, that the Labour Party could start to back the principles of the Bill

Join the Day Of Action : Rally outside Parliament 11 am to 1.30 pm