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The NHS and EU/US Free Trade - Public Meeting 3rd Feb

A meeting on Monday 3rd February will give people the opportunity to share ideas on how the forthcoming US/EU trade deal could affect the NHS, and what campaigners can do about it.

OurNHS
24 January 2014

Public meeting -  

Monday 3rd Feb 6.30-8.30 pm, UNITE building, 128 Theobalds Rd, Holborn

NHS/TTIP: How the US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal affects the NHS

Speakers:

Dr Lucy Reynolds, research fellow - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, expert on NHS background and the Health & Social Care Act

- on the Health and Social Care Act changes

(see Lucy interviewed here)

Rachael Maskell UNITE National Officer for health

- on the NHS and the TTIP

Linda Kaucher, researcher on international trade and from StopTTIP UK campaign

- on relevant aspects of the TTIP   

(see Linda interviewed here)

Latter part of meeting - what action can we take?

Directions:

UNITE building is 5 mins north (Southampton Row) from Holborn tube, next to brightly-lit Holborn Hotel

 

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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