Over the next few weeks, doctors will decide on the future of the NHS in your local area. Hundreds of 38 Degrees members near you have already signed the local petition, urging doctors to protect it from profit hungry private companies like Serco and Virgin Care.
But the doctors in charge will already be coming under huge pressure from big companies, keen to make money from the government’s NHS changes. We need to act fast, to make sure they know their local patients want them to protect the NHS.
If lots of us get together and take our message to local Clinical Commissioning Groups – the group of doctors making the decisions – we can make sure they know when they stand up for the NHS, they’ve got thousands of us supporting them.
Can you organise a get-together of 38 Degrees members in your area to plan for taking our petition to doctors on your local CCG? We need to move quickly – so ideally these get-togethers should be held as soon as possible. Can you organise one in your area?
Find out more about organising a local NHS get-together and get started here.
You don’t have to be an expert on the NHS to organise a get-together. The doctors in charge of the changes have been asked to find out what local patients think. So it’s their job to listen to what we have to say.
Most GPs want to protect the NHS. If they know local people agree, it’ll be much easier to resist pressure from big business. Now’s the time to work together and back the local doctors protecting our NHS.
Can you help make it happen?
Here’s how it works:
1. Choose a nearby meeting place where 38 Degrees members can get together (eg. a cafe, pub, community centre – or even at your home, if you prefer)
2. Add the event to the 38 Degrees website, so the 38 Degrees office team can let other members know it’s happening