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Back Jeremy Corbyn to save the NHS!

11th August 2015

Back Jeremy Corbyn to save the NHS!

As nurses, doctors, health workers and NHS campaigners, we are supporting Jeremy Corbyn as the only candidate for Labour Party leader committed to rebuilding a comprehensive public health service, and to opposing austerity and its impact on health inequalities.
We note that Corbyn is being supported by the two biggest unions of NHS and health workers, Unison and Unite, and by the Socialist Health Association.

With the Tories’ re-election, they are stepping up their drive to dismantle the NHS. They have accelerated privatisation of services; frozen staff recruitment; and extended the attack on NHS workers’ terms and conditions to doctors. The current Labour leadership is not providing anything like an adequate opposition.

The NHS can only be saved on the basis of public ownership, public control and public provision for need. That means radical policies on increased funding, reversing privatisation and outsourcing, ending the scandal of the Private Finance Initiative, opposing corporate plundering through trade deals like TTIP, restoring migrants’ access to the health service, and ensuring decent terms and conditions for NHS staff. Integration of health and social care must be on the basis of public funding and free public provision, not charges or means-testing.

Only Jeremy Corbyn has committed himself to such policies, and more immediately to backing the frontline struggles of communities, campaigning groups and health workers which are taking place in defence of the NHS now. We call on all those fighting to save the health service to back his campaign.

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