Cathy Augustine

Hands off our NHS! Updated press release

Cathy Augustine

Raise your voices in a HOWL of protest against the government’s plans for the NHS

London, Liverpool, Leeds and Barnstaple – Saturday 28th January 2017

What’s happening

Following the success of our first HOWL event on 23rd December 2016 at Whitehall, we are holding another rally and march on 28th January, marking NHS England’s plan to commence implementation of their 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans and to build support for the national Health Campaigns Together/People’s Assembly demonstration in London on 4th March.

The STPs will be the final nail in the coffin of our NHS as we know it – publicly funded, publicly provided and free at the point of need. The government doesn’t want to hear your voice. Make sure they do!!

Bring vuvuzelas, bring air horns, bring whistles, bring drums, bring anything that will make a noise, join us in an almighty "Howl of Protest for the NHS".

Where & when

Assemble from 12.30pm Old Palace Yard, Westminster for a 1pm start, speakers and a HOWL

March to Department of Health/Whitehall. Speakers include:

·         Peter Stefanovic, lawyer, NHS activist and campaigner

·         Aneira Thomas – first baby born on the NHS who went on to become a nurse

·         Paula Peters – Disabled People Against Cuts

·         Sami Cee, future mental health nurse, trans and HIV activist

·         Aislinn Macklin-Doherty, Junior Doctor and NHS campaigner

·         Tony O’Sullivan, doctor and co-chair KONP

There will be simultaneous HOWL events in

LIVERPOOL 12-3pm, Church Street, L1

LEEDS 11am-12.30pm, outside the BBC, St Peter’s Square, LS9 8PH

BARNSTAPLE 10.15-12.45pm, Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, EX31 1EL11am-12.30pm

If you can't get to any of these locations, please sign up for the Thunderclap on FaceBook or Twitter – this sends out a message from all supporters, timed to coincide with our first HOWL.

Thunderclap link

Hashtags #StopSTPs #careforthenhs #NHSnotforsale

Video of part of our event on 23rd December – hear us HOWL!

Wantage CLP, Unite member and Hands Off Our NHS!