On 28 May representatives of Dewsbury Keep Our NHS Public and North Kirklees NHS Support Group presented a petition from 1,258 local people to Cllr Viv Kendrick, Chair of Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Board, at its monthly meeting.
Comprising 3 scrolls, with a combined length of over 18m, the petition called on the Health and Wellbeing Board to:
- not give contracts to irresponsible companies who have been found to have defrauded the Government or who have left patients with unsafe levels of health service provision
- consider the need for staff who work for private contractors to receive a living wage
- press NHS England and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to accept these demands. Continue reading