Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Campaign: Use this gadget & email your MP asking them to sign Ed Miliband's motion to "pray" 4 our NHS
To understand the background of this, I reccommend you first read Dr Kailash Chand's excellent article on the topic (here). Above, I have created a gadget that you can use to email your MP. The gadget asks MPs to sign Ed Miliband's #EDM1104 (see it here) that calls upon MPs to "pray" for the NHS. The motion asks that The "National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 257), dated 11 February 2013" be annulled.
This is a worthwhile #EDM because that regulation (257) makes it much easier to insist that Clinical Commissioning Groups to privatise much quicker, and at a higher rate than will be the case. In lots of CCGs, especially in the North of England, I suspect GPs will currently look quite favourably upon NHS bids to retain control of services. This regulation would potentially hold those GPs in breach if they were seen to favour the NHS over rampant profiteers in the private sector. In recent months, I have had a chance to view thse private health firms up close. I have never been more convinced that they are hell bent on the destruction of a publicly accountable NHS, in favour of private profit. Please consider using the gadget above to email your MP and ask them if they will sign Ed Miliband's #EDM.