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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.

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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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