About us


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Protect Our NHS is a 38 Degrees inspired group of people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire campaigning for a free, public National Health Service. We are affiliated to Keep Our NHS Public. ( http://keepournhspublic.com/ )

We support a health service where the needs of the public, patients and professionals come before privatisation and profit. We want to hold local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to account to prevent private companies taking over local services. Please e-mail us at protectournhs@gmail.com for more information.

Our Position Statement:

We want a comprehensive, fully integrated, cost-effective NHS, financed by taxation, providing high quality services free at the point of delivery to patients whose welfare must always come first. We support fair pay for health workers.

Our Manifesto:

We propose, and call upon our politicians to:

  1. Repeal the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and support the NHS Reinstatement Bill (see http://www.nhsbill2015.org/)
  2. Phase-out the provision of NHS services by for-profit private companies
  3. End the sale of NHS assets to the private sector
  4. Abolish the purchaser-provider split between NHS bodies
  5. Save money by stopping the wasteful competitive tendering process for NHS clinical services
  6. Abolish the Private Finance Initiative (PFI – which has saddled parts of the NHS with huge financial burdens) and seek alternative funding sources
  7. Re-establish the Secretary of State’s statutory duty to provide and secure a comprehensive health service
  8. Make the NHS more transparent in all its activities, involving public and patients in the decision-making process
  9. Organise the NHS on the basis of co-operation and focus on the timely delivery of high quality services
  10. Raise awareness of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – which could make privatisation of the NHS irreversible – and campaign for the NHS to be exempt from it
  11. Campaign for proper safeguards to be put in place with regard to the sharing of patient data and oppose the selling of medical records for commercial re-use and/or insurance purposes
  12. Demand the return to the NHS of equivalent monies paid to private and public health companies, where reduced service levels have resulted in an underspend


4 thoughts on “About us

  1. Bristol Nurse says:

    Bristol Anti Cuts Alliance posted that you need people to don scrubs for a demonstration by the Marriott on Saturday. Have you enough people for this? If not, please do contact me, I work as a nurse in the NHS.

    • Mike says:

      Hi – So sorry not to have been in touch since your post. Administrator’s (my!) fault. Just so busy with stuff. We did in fact have some people in scrubs but the more (would have been) the merrier. However, please do keep in touch, and if you’d like to be included in our email group list let me know (07891432224)

  2. […] our NHS,’ were formed out of a petition that arose two years ago and was created by 38 degrees, which opposed the sell-off of NHS public services to private companies for profit. The group want […]

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Protect our NHS Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month at 7.30pm. Come along to the YHA, Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA ALL WELCOME

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