Waltham Forest Save our NHS campaign group protested at the meeting on the Health and Wellbeing board on Thursday 26th March.
The Waltham Forest Guardian’s report on this can be found here.
The recent events at Whipps Cross, part of Bart’s Health, increased the urgency of this meeting and put pressure on the Health and Wellbeing board to address the problems identified by the group.
In October 2013 a group of health campaigners formed Drop the NHS Debt to start a campaign on the scandal of PFI contracts in the health service. We have put together a website directed specifically at health campaigners across the country providing lay summaries of the way PFI works, possible ways of reversing PFI, and a ‘toolkit’ enabling ordinary campaigners to find out the extent and nature of profiteering through PFI contracts at their local hospital. In turn this information would form the basis of local campaigns against PFIs and we suggest a possible leaflet for campaigners to use.
Our website is still developing but we feel there is enough there to launch it. Please go to:
We would welcome any support and feedback you can give and we hope you feel able to reference our website from yours. Please do also announce the website to your contacts and local group via your website or email.
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