Sussex Defend the NHS
Who are we?
Sussex Defend the NHS is a Brighton-based network of campaigners, health workers and trade union activists. Our organisation is not affiliated to any political party.
What do we stand for?
We stand for a publicly funded, publicly provided, publicly accountable NHS. This is the most efficient and cost effective way to provide universal healthcare free at the point of need.
We oppose changes that undermine, reduce and fragment our National Health Service, recognising that these are commercially driven by companies seeking to profit from public funds.
We believe in an NHS that treats all staff and patients fairly: we stand up against racism in the workplace and for the rights of migrants to access free treatment. We support an increase in funding to improve staffing, bed availability and everyone’s access to care.
We are seeking an end to privatisation and a restoration of the founding principles of the NHS. Therefore we want the NHS Bill (www.nhsbillnow.org) passed by parliament.
Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS, said: “The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it”. We, and many others across the country, are those people.
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