The NHS under Threat!

12 September 2016 — 38 Degrees

NHS hospitals don’t have enough money to survive. That was the stark warning from NHS leaders this weekend. [1] And now it’s reported that an influential group of MPs might call a special inquiry into the state of the NHS. And that they’re making the decision tomorrow. [2]

A big, headline-grabbing inquiry would pile pressure on the government to fund our hospitals and GP surgeries properly. The government will be pulling strings behind the scenes to stop it. So let’s make sure the MPs know they’ve got thousands of 38 Degrees members behind them as they make their key decision tomorrow.

Please will you sign the petition to demand an inquiry into the state of our NHS?

These warnings about the state of our NHS are shocking, but they aren’t a surprise. Last month, 38 Degrees members chipped in for an investigation into new plans to cut spending in the NHS. Together, we found plans across England for cuts to hospitals, A&Es and GPs. We exposed them in the media and made sure people were talking about the cuts. [3]

That proved the difference we can make when each of us adds our name. MPs decide tomorrow whether or not to support an inquiry into the state of our NHS – so please can you add your name now?
 

 
Thanks for being involved,

Laura, Rachel, Bex, Samuel, Danny and the 38 Degrees team

[1] The Observer: NHS chiefs warn that hospitals in England are on brink of collapse:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/10/hospitals-on-brink-of-collapse-say-health-chiefs
[2] Over the weekend, it was reported that the warning from NHS leaders “comes days before the influential Commons health select committee decides whether to launch a special inquiry into the state of the NHS in England.” The 38 Degrees office team has spoken to the Health Committee today to confirm that there’s an official meeting on Tuesday afternoon – although they wouldn’t confirm or deny what was on the table to be discussed.
Telegraph: Seven day NHS ‘impossible’ with current levels of funding:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/11/seven-day-nhs-impossible-with-current-levels-of-funding/
[3] 38 Degrees blog: The 38 Degrees crowdfunded investigation into secret NHS plans:
https://home.38degrees.org.uk/2016/08/26/38-degrees-crowdfunded-investigation-secret-nhs-plans/ 

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