KEEPING AN EYE ON NHS
ON Saturday, July 6, I and other members of a Stockport group (Stockport NHS Watch) travelled to London to proudly march into Trafalgar Square with the Darlington Mums as they completed their march from Jarrow to London, a distance of 300 miles.
Called the ‘People’s March For the NHS’ it was organised and walked by ordinary mums who are worried that privatisation of the NHS, taking place by stealth under the coalition government, may mean that there will be no NHS available in the future for their children.
The idea of the march was to highlight their concerns and indeed throughout the course of the walk, they have been joined by many ordinary people who have similar worries.
Thousands of people joined the march into London.
Unfortunately, the majority of the media, both press and television, chose not to cover the story as they did when an even larger march took place in Manchester in September last year.
Stockport NHS Watch exists to spread the word about the effect of privatisation on health services already occurring in Stockport and Greater Manchester (such as the handing of the contract for non-emergency ambulance services to Arriva Buses which has caused lots of problems).
We believe that taxpayers’ money should