ourNHS

Key NHS campaigns

Our top 10 NHS campaigns! Part of the new OurNHS 'Resource guide'.

OurNHS
10 December 2013

OurNHS is primarily a publishing project but we work closely with a wide array of NHS campaign groups - both national and local - to support their work with high quality information, stories and research, and help co-ordinate action. 

Campaign aims that OurNHS is working to support include:

Stop the Hospital Closure Clause - Currently at Committee stage in Commons, due to be heard 28/30 January 2014 before returning to Commons for final votes.

Stop NHS cuts and closures

Stop NHS privatisation

Restore the Secretary of State's duty to secure a comprehensive health service in England

Say no to NHS charges and insurance

Stop the sell off of NHS assets and buildings

Sort out the mess that is Foundation Trusts 

Make sure international trade treaties don't affect our health services

Keep the NHS safe and properly staffed

Be properly informed about medical data and confidentiality.

Because OurNHS is campaigning to change legislation we are not eligible for charitable funding, so we rely on donations from our readers. Please consider donating today to help keep us going.

 

How do we work after coronavirus?

The pandemic has profoundly changed our working lives. Millions have lost their jobs; others have had no choice but to continue working at great risk to their health. Many more have shouldered extra unpaid labour such as childcare.

Work has also been redefined. Some workers are defined as 'essential' – but most of them are among the lowest-paid in our societies.

Could this be an opportunity?

Amid the crisis, there has been a rise in interest in radical ideas, from four-day weeks to universal basic income.

Join us on 5pm UK time on 20 August as we discuss whether the pandemic might finally be a moment for challenging our reliance on work.

In conversation:

Sarah Jaffe, journalist and author of 'Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone', due to be published next year.

Amelia Horgan, academic and author of 'Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism', also due to be published next year.

Chair: Alice Martin, advisory board member of Autonomy, a think tank dedicated to the future of work.

Had enough of ‘alternative facts’? openDemocracy is different Join the conversation: get our weekly email

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData