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EVENT - Tower Hamlets Save the NHS campaign launch, 30th March 2013, 9.15pm

EVENT

65th birthday of the NHS and it is under severe threat from cuts and privatisation. Health Workers are losing jobs and having working conditions worsened. Waiting lists grow. With the biggest PFI in Europe at the Royal London and 42 years of NHS payments to the PFI company at profiteering rates, Tower Hamlets is in the midst of the destruction of the NHS.

EVENT
27 February 2013

 

This meeting is to for health workers and local residents to share experience and build the local campaign for the nhs.,

The panel below will give short speeches with public discussion discussion.

Gill George UNITE Health Executive,(personal capacity), Cllr Rachael Saunders (Labour Party Chair Health Scrutiny LBTH) Cllr Asad (LBTH Cabinet and Chair Health and Wellbeing Board) Dr Jackie Applebee Chair GP Forum and BMA Kath Jennings Ambulance paramedic (personal capacity) Abdirashid Hirad TH MIND and community activist, Cameron Stocks Barts and the London Medical Student Medsin, Alice Zaerin, Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign

 

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.


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