Sit-in protest over NHS reforms

Sit-in protest over NHS reforms

Sit-in protest over NHS reforms

First published in Didcot

CAMPAIGNERS against a radical shake-up of the NHS staged a sit in at the county’s primary care trust headquarters today.

NHS Oxfordshire offices in Cowley were occupied by about 20 people protesting against the NHS and Social Care Bill.

Police tried to negotiate with protesters at the offices in Oxford Business Park.

The bill gives GPs and other clinicians more responsibility for spending the NHS budget in England and it will see Primary Care Trusts dismantled by 2013.

Oxfordshire Anti Cuts Alliance and Keep Our NHS Public said the bill is “dismantling the NHS”.

Gawain Little, from the Alliance, said: “Profit not patients will be the central motivating force of the new system.”

The protest took place between 1pm and 5.30pm.

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6:21am Sat 17 Mar 12

simplicissimus says...

Reform and improve our failing NHS!
Reform and improve our failing NHS! simplicissimus
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9:25am Sat 17 Mar 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

How on earth did the lead protestor shown in the picture their manage to reach Jubilee House?

It must have taken her at least 2 buses...
How on earth did the lead protestor shown in the picture their manage to reach Jubilee House? It must have taken her at least 2 buses... Andrew:Oxford
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5:19pm Sun 18 Mar 12

Jimcranshaw says...

Well done to the protesters standing up for England having a national health service. After Monday it'll be gone, with no duty any more to provide basic services, private companies in charge of making decisions, and privatisation of up to 49% of the health service.
Well done to the protesters standing up for England having a national health service. After Monday it'll be gone, with no duty any more to provide basic services, private companies in charge of making decisions, and privatisation of up to 49% of the health service. Jimcranshaw
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