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Are you a regular, occasional or past NHS patient?
Do you know someone who uses NHS services?
Are you a current, previous or future NHS employee?
WELL THAT INCLUDES PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE IN SHEFFIELD,

SO THIS WEBSITE CONCERNS YOU.

Who are we?
CCGprotestSSONHS061212We're a grassroots movement originating out of the first 38 degrees Save Our NHS campaign in January 2011.  We comprise people from all walks of life and across the political parties who oppose the last and current governments' austerity spending cuts to NHS Services and related services across England. We strongly oppose the creeping privatisation of the NHS by successive governments since 2003 and campaigned actively against the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.

We are based in Sheffield and will continue to protest against the 2012 NHS reforms and to take action against NHS cuts both in this area and nationally. However the NHS is also seriously affected by the level of cuts to local authority services and the benefits system. So we also support wider campaigns against austerity budgeting for public services.
 
We actively invite both individuals and other groups based in other locations around England with similar aims to get involved. It's now or never: soon there may not be an NHS to save.
WE STAND FOR:        
 
A publicly owned health service that puts people before profit!  
An open, accountable and democratically run health service!     
Quality, accessible health care free at the point of delivery for all
Forthcoming Events

Saturday 21st January 2017
Support the Labour Party Day of Action on Health and Social Care
Activities around the city including
Heeley Green Co-op at 11am, At Newfield Green at 2pm and also at 2pm outside ASDA in Woodseats
Next SSONHS Public Event tbc

Find out more about the  national demonstration on March 4th organised by Health Campaigns Together and the health trade unions in support of the NHS .  National Informaton http://www.ournhs.info/

Saturday March 4th London
Transport will be available from Sheffield  Details to follow

Visit our joint stall with the People's Assembly outside Sheffield Town Hall to protest against the the crisis in the NHS and social care




Scroll down to see other events coming up in Sheffield and nearby

For comment see our blogspot


For national information see


Keep Our NHS Public

Health Campaigns Together

For important NHS meetings coming up click here
   
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"The National Health Service represents everything we think is best of us.

You canít walk into an NHS hospital and be a racist. That condition is cured instantly. But itís almost impossible to walk into a private hospital and not fleetingly feel that you are one: a plush waiting room with entitled and bad-tempered health tourists."


A A Gill , Sunday Times, shortly before his death from inoperable cancer Dec 2016
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What's going on?
Major plans are in train for a re-organisation of NHS services across England. These fall under the banner of 44 Sustainability and Transormation Plans (STPs) with ours covering South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.  Some of the intentions sound good and the outline Sheffield Plan predates the STP structure as Sheffield Health Services struggle to find an ethical and achievable way forward.  But the bottom line is that within 5 year the STP is supposed to deliver a funding reduction of 14.6 % across the NHS and social care.

This is not acceptable and resistance is building across the country as more and more Councils refuse to sign up to the STPs if they involve this amount of funding reduction. 
not just in Sheffield but across South Yorkshire.
  Sheffield Council has indicated that it may be among them.

Some of the plans will be subject to formal consultation and debate with the public. It's important that people take part and give their views.

An outline of the local STP has now been published on the South and Mid Yorkshire
Commissioners Working Together website.


Meanwhile we know that NHS staff are under more and more strain as a result of efficiency pressures, shortage of resources and the demand on the service.  There can be no NHS without staff who care for it and are in turn cared for. We have supported the junior doctors because we think they have been unfairly treated and because the increasing pressure on staff at all levels, from clinicians to adminsitrative and support workers, is taking its toll not just on individuals but the NHS as a whole.

Sheffield Save Our NHS will be continuing to campaign hard locally to hold back any further fragmentation and privatisation of the NHS. We don't think the current CCG or Council leadership want to go down this road but there are many pressures, especially in social care.
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For further information see the leaflets on our campaign page

Privatisation = Profit  NOT Good Patient Care 

Check out the Sheffield NHS News page via the link on the upper left column to find details of local NHS consultation and engagement activities. These help the public to find out what is going on locally and can be opportunities to put the case against competition as the basis for selecting healthcare providers.

See column on the left or check out our "Take Action
and Campaign Dates sections for more details and for other ways to get involved to Save Our NHS


Tell us what's happening in your local area - 
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Our first action - March 2011
Video of Lib Dem Conference Protest in Sheffield
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EVENTS

During 2017 we will be continuing to support the NHS as a publicly owned and publicly accountable service, providing quality care free at the point of delivery.

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SSONHS Update and Planning Meeting

Monday 6th February 2017
6pm  United Reform Church
corner of Chapel Walk and Norfolk St


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For other details and for more Sheffield events  see here

Please see our TAKE ACTION page on this site and our separate BLOG for further dates and information including how to opt out of having your medical records put into a central data system. 

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