People’s “999 Jarrow” March For the NHS: Sat 16 Aug to Sat 6 Sep

14 August 2014

From the campaign’s website

PeoplesmarchforNHS“The People’s March for the NHS will follow in the famous footsteps of the Jarrow Crusade. We will march 300 miles, through 23 towns and cities all the way to Parliament.

We will serve notice to every politician that voted to destroy our NHS – Join the fight back.

The People’s March is a perfect opportunity to build support for the NHS and to join up with amazing NHS campaigners across the country. Following the basic route of the 1936Jarrow Crusade, the People’s March for the NHS will head to Parliament. On route we aim to make the public aware of what the coalition government has been doing to our NHS and what has been happening to our hospitals and health services.

It’s really hard to passively watch the rapid dismantling, privatisation and destruction of the NHS. First we had the Health & Social Care Act, then Section 75 and more recently Clause 119 of the Care Bill. The Government have legislated to open the NHS to the open market. We believe every penny saved in the NHS should go back into improving and developing our NHS. We dont want to see private companies operating in the NHS under the heading of ‘efficiency’ when we know they are accountable to their share holders, who are only interested in maximum profit before patient health care. Join us for a mile or two, or join us for ten or the full 300 miles, come to our rallies, just be part of the fightback.”

For an online interactive map of the enitre route, with information abut what is planned at each town and city along the route, see here

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