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I’ve just signed a petition to doctors in charge of NHS services in the Rotherham area asking them to protect our NHS. Can you add your name?
The government’s plans to privatise and fragment our NHS are starting to take
shape across England.
Local doctors are getting together to form “Clinical Commissioning Groups” or CCGs”.
These groups will have to make big decisions about how NHS money is spent locally, and what health services will be available to us.
CCGs will be under pressure from the government to do their dirty work to cut – services and hand out contracts to private companies.
But they also have a legal obligation to pay attention to local patients, and many doctors on the CCGs were against the government’s plans from the start.
I’ve signed the petition to make sure they hear from their local patients.
Just click the link, enter you postcode and it’ll bring up the petition for your local area.
As well as signing the petition could you forward the details to supporters of the NHS,I realise that this doesn’t include RMBC Labour Elected Members who tried to shaft our NHS for £250,000