“I can assure you there will be no privatisation of the NHS under this government…” Craig Whittaker MP

Craig Whittaker has refused to sign Early Day Motion 1188. EDM 1188 asks  for the annullment of the ‘new’ regulations (SI 2013/500) under Section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act – the ones that provide a stealth route to privatising the NHS. The advice of David Lock, a Queen’s Counsel employed by campaigning organisation 38 Degrees, is that the new regulations (the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013),

“are likely to have the effect of both permitting and promoting the transfer of NHS services to private sector.”

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New NHS privatisation regulations to be debated in House of Lords on 24 April. Campaign now.

This is  a briefing from Keep Our NHS Public (KONP). It basically asks you to write to LibDem and Cross-bench peers asap,asking them to block the second set of NHS privatisation regulations. It provides examples of standard letters for each type of peer. It also asks you to write to your MP asking them to support Early Day Motion (EDM) 1188, if they haven’t already done so.

I’m doing these things today, I hope you will too.

It explains the background to these campaign requests.
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