More about us-Welcome to Sheffield Save Our NHS

About us

Who are we?
We'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 know that NHS staff are under more and more strain as a result of efficiency pressures, shortage of resources and demands on their services. There can be no NHS without staff who care for it and are innhs_love.png turn cared for. We 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 on our NHS as a whole.
We 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.

What do we think is going on?
Major plans for a re-organisation of NHS services across England fell under the banner of 44 Sustainability and Transormation Plans (STPs) with ours covering South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. Some of the intentions sound good but the bottom line is that within 5 year the STP was supposed to deliver a funding reduction of 14.6 % across the NHS and social care. See the Five Year Forward View for NHS England. An outline of the local STP was published on the South and Mid Yorkshire Commissioners Working Together website.  Strangely, this later became the NHS commissioners working across South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire !
Accountable Care, now rebranded as Integrated Care
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are now to get a new reorganisation, as a vanguard Accountable Care System due to roll out in April 2018. Read a quick guide to the dangers of Accountable Care Organisations produced by Keep Our NHS Public here. Read more about Accountable Care using these linksto other campaigning groups.
Sheffield Save Our NHS campaigns locally to hold back any further fragmentation and privatisation of the NHS.
Even if the current CCG or Council leadership say they don't want to go down this road, there are many pressures, especially in social care.
Please write to local politicians, details here.

Privatisation = Profit NOT Good Patient Care