NHS workers say: "March with us on 16 April"

Doctors, nurses & NHS students from across the country have published a letter in today's Mirror urging all health workers to join the National Demonstration for 'Health, Homes, Jobs & Education' on Saturday 16 April 2016.

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"Over the last five years the Conservative Party’s relentless austerity drive has eroded the welfare state and as NHS workers our ability to provide good quality care to the millions who rely on our services is being hampered.

Recent governments have targeted the NHS for cuts and “reform” in order to mould it into an institution primarily geared to serve private sector interests. Deliberate underfunding, as well as the recent attack on the working conditions of junior doctors, threatens patient care and the long term sustainability of the NHS.

Furthermore, the Government’s proposed scrapping of NHS student bursaries will limit the healthcare professions only to those who can fund their own training.

Our public services must be preserved for the welfare of all who need them and we ask everyone to join the demonstration in London called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity on April 16 in the March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education. Only by working together will we have the means to resist these attacks effectively and to safeguard these services for the future use of the many not just the few."

March for Health, Homes, Jobs & Education: Saturday 16 April, London | Click here for details

Signed:
Yannis Gourtsoyannis, BMA Junior Doctor Committee, Mona Kamal, Junior Doctor, Danielle Tiplady, Student Nurse & NHS Bursary Cuts Forum, Anthony Johnson, Student Nurse

Sophia Koumi KCLSU Vice President for Health and Mental Health Nurse
Duncan Hale
Jennifer O’Sullivan GSTT Junior Doctor
Zubitz Ahmed GSTT Junior Doctor
Jibran S. Ousiesie
Alice Green KCL Student Dietitian
Monika Eiben GSTT
Kezie Kire KCL Student Dietitian
Giulia DDK KCL Student Dietitian
Scralett SA KCL Student Dietitian
Ben Hunt KCLSU Vice President for Arts and Science
Jon Atlard KCL
Ariet Gunawan GSTT
Kate Cooper KCL Student
Dr Sophie Lane UCLH
Valerie Brennan Unite/Labour Party
Tom Rock Medical Student
Dr Sian Williams
Karen Reissmann NEC Unison and Registered Nurse (Personal Capaicty)
Will Quick UNISON Health Campaigns Officer (Personal Capacity)
Gary Freeman UNISON Health Service Exec Member
Nadine Al Manashi KCLSU President
Suzanne Schofield Nurse Sister
Kat Barber NHS Bursary Petition and Student Nurse
Hannah Bassan Specialist Podiatrist Unite Gloucester and District Health branch
Dr Bob Gill GP and GP Trainer
Maria Gillroy Site Nurse Practitioner (Personal Capacity)
Janet Maiden UNISON Health Exec and Registered Nurse (Personal Capacity)
Dr Aislinn Macklin-Doherty Spr Medical Oncology
Dr N.Amin Spr Medical Oncology
Nuala O’Shea
Dr Azhar Malik GP Kentish Town
Suzzane Muller Medical Student
Jacob Smith Student Nurse
Nicola Pickstone Senior Registered Nurse
Paul Dzihgorew
Joe Simpson KCLSU Vice President for Activities and Education
Dr Niki Fitzgerald
Dr Wendy Savage
Dr Ranjeet Porar
Clare Slater NHS Staff
Catherine Lomas NHS Staff
Cherry Fitzsimmons NHS Staff
Teresa Bailey Student Nurse
Georgia Twigg NHS Staff
Dr Ann Griffiths

 

Originally published in The Mirror

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    Health Care Assistant QE Birmingham
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  • @phaisie tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-06 12:56:35 +0100
    Open letter from NHS workers: “Join the march to help save our NHS" Sat 16 April http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/healthletter?recruiter_id=10030
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    The NHS and those who work within it are there to support the publics right to healthcare. We need to defend our rights to work reasonable hours with decent pay and reasonable holidays to rest, recuperate and spend time with friends and family.
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    Open letter from NHS workers: “Join the march to help save our NHS" Sat 16 April
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    I will come, the NHS has been vital for my family’s health and progression. I am most unhappy about the approach that the current government is taking to our welfare system generally.
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    Resuscitation Officer/RCN Steward, Yeovil Hospital, Somerset
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    Open letter from NHS workers: “Join the march to help save our NHS" Sat 16 April
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    Student Nurse – City University/Bartshealth NHS Hospital Trust
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    Open letter from NHS workers: “Join the march to help save our NHS" Sat 16 April
  • @lovely_lisy_loo tweeted link to this page. 2016-02-29 12:37:31 +0000
    Open letter from NHS workers: “Join the march to help save our NHS" Sat 16 April http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/healthletter?recruiter_id=307258
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    Enough is enough, we need some growth in our economy urgently

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