WHAT: Public Meeting on how we can support health workers and protect our NHS
WHERE: Stroud Old Town Hall, The Shambles, GL5 1AP
WHEN: Monday 8th February, 7-9pm
Stroud Minor Injuries Unit was recently forced to close overnight due to a shortage of staff.
Our local non-emergency ambulance service in Gloucestershire is run by private company Arriva. The local A&E at Cheltenham has been downgraded. Around the country, government policies and funding cuts are leading to closures, restrictions, longer waiting lists and privatisation. Health workers are under attack.
But there is a fightback - Junior Doctors recently took historic strike action, students and nurses are organising against the removal of bursaries that fund training, and campaigners in Bristol and elsewhere are winning local battles against privatisation. Join us to discuss how we can help protect NHS staff, and protect the NHS.
This public meeting will involve short presentations from Protect CCHP - who have been successfully keeping Virgin out of children's health services in Bristol, specialist, campaigning news project OurNHS, and (TBC) a Junior Doctor and member of the British Medical Association.
More details to come, but please put the date in your diary.
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