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Rally To Save Our NHS: LIVE stream and action list

Thanks to the thousands of people who came to the Rally or watched online.

You can see video of all the speakers online on Youtube.

And please keep on making a noise online. The government are trying to push the Bill through the Lords by 19 March, and on to the Commons and Royal Assent. We have only days now to make our voices heard.

All the actions we take will make it harder for the government to ignore the voices of health professionals and NHS supporter groups that are so united in opposition. Here are some suggestions you might like to try:

Change your MP’s mind

MPs have a crucial chance to vote against the Bill at an Opposition Day debate scheduled for Tuesday 13 March. Check your MP’s voting record here and send them a message, asking them to represent your views as a constituent.

 

Take Action

Adopt a Peer

Use our campaign tool to match yourself up with a member of the House of Lords and ask them to vote against the Bill at the final Lords stage on 19 March.

 

Take Action

Sign your name

Add your name to the big online petition to drop the Bill, started by Dr Kailash Chand. Dr Chand will be speaking at the Rally. The government are refusing to debate the issue raised by the petition, but getting the count even higher before the deadline may help change their minds.

 

Take Action

Get the Facts

Check out False Economy’s helpful leaflet “5 facts you need to know about the NHS Bill” and share it with your friends online.

 

Take Action

It’s good to talk

Start a discussion on any bulletin boards or online communities that you use. Tell other members why you’re so worried for the future of our NHS and ask them what they think.

Have your say

Visit your favourite newspaper or online media sites and leave a comment on the latest news stories about the NHS. Let’s give supportive comments to writers who’re talking about the level of opposition to the Bill, and put right those who’re sweeping the issues under the carpet.

Write to the Editor

Help raise the pressure in your constituency by writing a letter to your local paper. We’ve rounded up the larger local and regional newspapers and can help you write a letter to them about your concerns for your local NHS, or your MP’s voting record.

 

Take Action

Video nasties

Watch UNISON’s “New NHS” video on YouTube and share it with your friends. It’s a humourous take on a very scary issue.

 

Take Action

It’s a stick up

38 Degrees members raised funds for a massive billboard campaign asking the government to listen to health professionals and the public. They’ve produced posters and leaflets too, to send to supporters who can display them in a window at home. Getting this message out to every street in the country would be a massive boost to the campaign, so sign up online and they’ll post you one.

 

Take Action

07 Mar 12

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