Category Archives: Video Footage

NHS in Stitches

NHS in Stitches

NHS In Stitches is brought to you by an army of volunteers including some of Britain’s best comedic talents: Lucy Porter, Stewart Lee, Junior Simpson, Mark Steel, Wendy Wason, Nish Kumar, Francesca Martinez, Slim, Kerry Godliman, Pappy’s, Rufus Hound, and Ed Bennett. On the 28th March 2015 at the Hackney Empire in London, the all-star line up lent their (often quite loud, always hilarious) voices to our call to stand up for the nation’s proudest achievement and most treasured institution: Our NHS.

This is an awareness raising campaign. Please watch and share widely.

This 37 minute film is based on the 2 hour live event. It features a selection of the fantastic stand up sets, sketches, short films from the night. It also includes some back stage interviews with a few of the comedians.

Please note, we would mark this video with the YouTube rating of ‘Strong Language’:

Strong language: Contains some expletives and profanity; however such words are infrequent and not used in a sexual context. This level is appropriate even for content with expletives and profanity bleeped out. It is also appropriate for suggestive dialogue, sexual innuendo, discussion of adult themes, and the expression of strong views and opinions that viewers are likely to find offensive, disrespectful, or otherwise controversial.

Reinstate Charlotte Monro!

Reinstate Charlotte Monro!

First Published on 5 December 2013

This is Charlotte’s speech to the rally held outside the London hospital on December 4th 2013.

Here we see Charlotte elaborate on the background events leading up to her sacking, putting this in context of the current all-round onslaught on the NHS as a whole and calls on the health workers and the community to step up the work to defend and safeguard the future of the NHS

Video courtesy of Stuart Monro.

We Are Waltham Forest Petition to Barts Health

We Are Waltham Forest Petition to Barts Health

First published on 11 October 2013

Threats and Cuts. The staple fare being inflicted on NHS workers throughout the country and a real threat to the nations health. “We Are Waltham Forest – Saving Our NHS” are part of the increasingly angry throng determined to fight these attacks. This petition was presented to Barts Health at Nye Bevan House, London.

Video courtesy of Stuart Monro.

Demonstration to defend Whipps Cross and Barts Health Services

Demonstration to defend Whipps Cross and Barts Health Services

First published on 9 October 2013

Major cuts are taking place as Barts Health tries to meet debts from PFI. Whipps Cross hospital has now been absorbed into Barts Health Trust.

This demonstration and rally from Whipps Cross to Walthamstow on September 21st was organised to show the strength of opposition of the workforce to the cuts to services. The rally was also addressed by many representatives from other workplaces.

Video courtesy of Stuart Monro.

Louise Irvine at Manchester rally 29 September 2013

Louise Irvine at Manchester rally 29 September 2013

First published on 30 September 2013

Health workers and many others came in their tens of thousands to Manchester on Sunday to express their anger at and hostility to the anti-people policies of the conservative party. Dr Louise Irvine, chair of the “Save Lewisham Hospital campaign spoke at the concluding Rally

Video courtesy of Stuart Monro.

Dr Louise Irvine: Witness to the People’s Commission of Enquiry

Dr Louise Irvine: Witness to the People’s Commission of Enquiry

First published on 1st July 2013

Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign organised a “People’s Commission of Enquiry” on 29th June 2013. The aim was to establish the truth behind the governments plans to undermine the principles underpinning the NHS, with particular reference to the future of Lewisham hospital. The Enquiry was presided over by Michael Mansfield QC.

Video courtesy of Stuart Monro.

Other footage of the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign can be found on Stuart’s You Tube channel.

Petition to Department of Health

Petition presented to the Department of Health showing the outrage of health-workers

On sixteenth December 2013 health-workers gathered outside the Department of Health in Whitehall to express their increasing outrage and frustration at the continual attacks being made on the NHS.

These attacks are manifest in down-banding, privatisation and victimisation. This policy of the government is the cause of all the bitterness not only of healthcare workers but of the community at large, and cannot be tolerated.

Video courtesy of Stuart Monro.