Keep focus on accessibility

Thursday, July 5, marked the 70th birthday of our NHS, and events were happening to celebrate remarkable advances in healthcare over the past seven decades.

Friday, 13th July 2018, 1:00 pm

Keep Our NHS Public North East thanks all the hardworking and committed NHS staff throughout the region for their care and professionalism. There is much to be thankful for.

However, in the midst of the balloons and glitter, we also need to keep a clear focus on the massive under-funding from central government, the cash-driven closures of NHS services driven by local Clinical Commissioning Groups, and the growing privatisation of healthcare.

We are in the final week of the photographic exhibition How Come we Didn’t Know? Privatisation – The Corporate Takeover Of Our NHS, by Marion Macalpine.

This hard-hitting, national touring exhibition, with additional panels showing NHS privatisation in the North East, is open Monday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 4pm, until July 14, free at St Thomas’ Church at the Haymarket, Newcastle.

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It is a must-see exhibition for all concerned about the future of healthcare in England.

We need to work together to ensure that it remains accessible to us all for another 70 years and more.

John Whalley

Co-ordinator, Keep Our NHS Public North East