EVENT - Hunt the Hunt, Saturday 15 June 10am-8pm


Join health campaigners and workers as they Hunt for Jeremy Hunt in his South West Surrey constituency. Transport from London available through Unite the Union.

10 June 2013

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, has been keeping a very low profile as hospitals and NHS services close units and sell off services. 

Join campaigners and health workers as they search the streets of Farnham for the elusive health secretary, giving out posters and flyers and petitioning against the closures of local hospital services and the privatisation of the NHS. Watch out for fun, balloons, and perhaps a surprise from some London drama students before everyone comes together for a big demonstration in the heart of Hunt’s constituency...

For more information, flyers, and if you want transport from London, see the Unite event page here or the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign page here

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals

To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.

By adding my name to this campaign, I authorise openDemocracy and Foxglove to keep me updated about their important work.

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