Public Meeting on future of NHS in Gloucestershire

Stroud Against the Cuts (SATC) has organised a public meeting on Thursday March 15th, 7pm at the Subscription Rooms, Stroud, to celebrate Michael Lloyd’s recent success in the High Court, which resulted in NHS Gloucestershire agreeing to carry out a public consultation on their plans to transfer services in Gloucestershire out of the NHS. The issues arising from this case (see below) will be discussed in more detail, and the more general threats to our NHS will also be considered.
Tickets for the meeting are free but SATC recommend you book these from the Subscription Rooms if you wish to attend, as they expect a high turnout. The capacity is 400, and 300+ attended the public meeting back in August. The Subscription Rooms telephone number for Bookings and Enquiries is 01453 760900

• What does the outcome of the legal case mean for the plans to transfer services out of the NHS?
• What will happen next?
• What are the options for the services staying in the NHS, and how can we ensure they are properly pursued?
• How does the Health & Social Care Bill affect us locally?
• How can you help the campaign to Keep Our NHS Public?

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2 comments

  1. This really explains it all – the social enterprise/full privatisation link. If you are still wondering what all the fuss is about in Gloucestershire, watch this!

  2. Wow, that doesn’t entirely surprise me.

    You know what makes me wary of ‘social enterprises’? We have things like Gloucester City Homes, and GAVCA standing between the public and the councils,, and unlike the councils, these outfits are not subject to the FoI, so getting information from them is like pulling teeth from alligators. ame with service providers like Severn Trent Water. Accountability thus dwindles. Even getting information about the incineration tenders process from the county council is hampered by ‘commercial sensitivity’.

    We’re being treated like mushrooms, and we’re getting used to it.

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