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Protest against step to privatisation of NHS, Saturday September 24th

Thursday, 15 September 2011 21:27
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Protest against the transfer of Stroud Hospital and other Gloucestershire Hospitals and NHS services out of the NHS and into a Social Enterprise Company. Called by Stroud Against the Cuts.

Meet 10.30 for 11.00am, Saturday 24th September

Park Road (below the Maternity Hospital)

March to the Sub Rooms for a Rally at 12noon

- Keep our NHS Public: don’t hand our services to a Social Enterprise

Please help us to publicise this event by spreading the information above and by printing and distributing poster and flyers, click the links that follow for the poster and flyer files: NHS Protest illustrated flyer.pdf poster_2_A4.pdf


Lobbying the County Council and it's Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Thursday, 15 September 2011 20:37
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The County Council's next Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) meeting is on Tuesday 20th September - 10.15am, Cotswold District Council chamber.


Stroud Against the Cuts will be lobbying this meeting outside from 9.30am. This map should show where the chamber is (the postcode is GL7 1SE if not). Please contact us if you would like to attend and we will try to co-ordinate transport.,-1.963377&spn=0.009307,0.022745&z=15&source=embed


We are also calling on people to contact the current Chair of the Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee ( and our local county councillors, see for contact details.



For points you might like to make in your emails, and reasons why we are targetting the County Council's HOSC click the link below


Leaving the NHS - who is deciding?

Monday, 25 July 2011 20:16
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The SW Strategic Health Authority are deciding the future of Stroud Hospital (will it leave the NHS).  Who are the SW Strategic Health Authority?  Find details here.  If you want to email them, their email addresses are This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Be aware they will say Gloucestershire PCT has made the decision, not them.  But SW SHA are legally responsible for ensuring there has been adequate consultation of staff and the public - which there clearly has not.


Briefings for health staff and the public

Monday, 25 July 2011 19:24
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A series of useful briefings about how NHS social enterprise means privatisations and how similar plans have been defeated in other areas, by Unison and Health Emergency. 

Healthcare staff briefing here

Guide for public.

Unison briefing for Eastern region (very similar situation) here

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 20:09

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