To: Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn - Support The NHS Bill 2016

Jeremy Corbyn - Support The NHS Bill 2016

We call on Jeremy Corbyn to publicly support the NHS Bill, which will be presented to parliament on Friday 24th March 2017.

We call on Mr Corbyn to arrange for every Labour MP to attend this debate, forcing government MPs back to parliament on a Friday and affording the anti-privatisation NHS Bill the respect and attention it deserves from all sides of the House of Commons and the UK media alike.

We call on Jeremy Corbyn to seize this golden opportunity and to use it to articulate to the nation that there is an alternative to rich private companies making profits from cancer care while poor people are forced to pay for hearing aids, that there is an alternative to local hospital services being closed in order to pay off Private Finance Initiative debts.

Why is this important?

Brief summary of The NHS Bill:

http://www.nhsbill2015.org/

In short, the Bill proposes to fully restore the NHS as an accountable public service by reversing 25 years of marketization in the NHS, by abolishing the purchaser-provider split, ending contracting and re-establishing public bodies and public services accountable to local communities.

This is necessary to stop the dismantling of the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It is driven by the needs of local communities. Scotland and Wales have already reversed marketization and restored their NHS without massive upheaval. England can too.

The Bill gives flexibility in how it would be implemented, led by local authorities and current bodies.

It would:

Reinstate the government’s duty to provide the key NHS services throughout England, including hospitals, medical and nursing services, primary care, mental health and community services,

Integrate health and social care services,

Declare the NHS to be a “non-economic service of general interest” and “a service supplied in the exercise of governmental authority” so asserting the full competence of Parliament and the devolved bodies to legislate for the NHS without being trumped by EU competition law and the World Trade Organization’s General Agreement on Trade in Services,

Abolish the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) and re-establish it as a Special Health Authority with regional committees,

Plan and provide services without contracts through Health Boards, which could cover more than one local authority area if there was local support,

Allow local authorities to lead a ‘bottom up’ process with the assistance of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and NHS England to transfer functions to Health Boards,
abolish NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and CCGs after the transfer by 1st January 2018,

Abolish Monitor – the regulator of NHS foundation trusts, commercial companies and voluntary organisations – and repeal the competition and core marketization provisions of the 2012 Act,

Integrate public health services, and the duty to reduce inequalities, into the NHS,

Re-establish Community Health Councils to represent the interest of the public in the NHS,

Stop licence conditions taking effect which have been imposed by Monitor on NHS foundation trusts and that will have the effect of reducing by April 2016 the number of services that they currently have to provide,

Require national terms and conditions under the NHS Staff Council and Agenda for Change system for relevant NHS staff,

Centralise NHS debts under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the Treasury, require publication of PFI contracts and also require the Treasury to report to Parliament on reducing NHS PFI debts,

Abolish the legal provisions passed in 2014 requiring certain immigrants to pay for NHS services

Declare the UK’s agreement to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and other international treaties affecting the NHS to require the prior approval of Parliament and the devolved legislatures,

Require the government to report annually to Parliament on the effect of treaties on the NHS.

Please visit The NHS Bill website here: http://www.nhsbill2015.org/

Please read the bill in full here: http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2015-16/nationalhealthservice.html

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Reasons for signing

  • The issue needs to have a strong balanced debate in parliament so that the best decision can be made for our communities.
  • We need the NHS. I couldn't afford to pay.
  • To help to save our very precious NHS

Updates

2016-03-02 15:43:14 +0000

Please email your MP about NHS Reinstatement Bill

Could I just appeal to everyone who has singed this petition to please, please e-mail your local MP and ask them to attend the debate and vote for the NHS Bill.

If your MP is Labour, then please copy and paste the link in the bar at the top of the page and send them the link to this petition to reinforce your case.

Thanks and fingers crossed we can make a difference.

2016-02-28 13:11:55 +0000

Over 7,000 people have signed the petition calling on Labour to support the NHS Reinstatement Bill.

Imagine how many would sign if 38 Degrees were to throw there full weight behind the bill and invite all its members to sign?

To that end, I have now created a petition calling on 38 Degrees to put their full weight behind our campaign and to support the NHS Reinstatement Bill. If you'd like to see 38 Degrees post an email to every one of its members asking them to support the bill, then please sign and share the petition in the link below.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/38-degrees-promote-the-nhs-reinstatement-bill

2016-02-24 09:26:00 +0000

Hi everyone

With just over a fortnight to go until the second reading of the NHS bill we need to be raising the profile of our fight to save the NHS even higher. To that end could I take this opportunity to draw your attention to another petition that is doing the rounds, this time calling upon the Labour Party and the TUC to organise a national demonstration for our junior doctors, so that we the public can come and out and show our support for them.

Please sign and share via the link below:

https://www.change.org/p/momentum-nhs-labour-party-and-tuc-call-a-national-demonstration-to-support-the-junior-doctors

Thanks.

2016-02-09 00:07:22 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2016-01-26 17:53:51 +0000

Hi everyone

At the time of writing this, we now have over 3,700 names on our petition calling on Labour to support the NHS Bill on 11th March. I'd like to thank each and everyone of you for your efforts on this, for taking the time to sign and share.

Could I now ask that everybody makes it their mission to try and get one new person a day to sign this petition?

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/jeremy-corbyn-support-the-nhs-bill-2016

To get 3,700 names without national promotion is no mean feat and people are noticing. If we can carry on at this rate then it is more likely that we will get the exposure we need to turn this into the biggest petition for the NHS ever, just at the point when it's most crucial.

Thanks again.

Please keep sharing.

2016-01-20 07:24:05 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-01-20 00:25:34 +0000

Hi everyone.

Just a quick note to say thanks for signing and to let you know that our appeal to Jeremy Corbyn features in today's Guardian letters page.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/19/labour-must-act-now-or-we-lose-the-nhs

Please take the time out to share this petition more widely.

Thank you again.

2016-01-17 09:19:26 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-01-14 20:21:06 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-01-13 21:52:42 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-01-13 18:51:04 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-01-13 17:41:26 +0000

10 signatures reached