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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

NHS 63 today - Don't let the Con Dems destroy it

It is 63 years today since the NHS was founded. #NHS63 It's even more important to mark the birthday of Britain's most popular institution this year, as we face the potential dismantling of the NHS in the form of Andrew Lansley's Health and Social Care Bill. http://falseeconomy.org.uk/nhsThe coalition government’s proposals will put everyone at risk. Including you. Don’t be fooled. Even after “listening”, the government’s legislation would let private companies grab any part of the NHS, putting profits before patients.

Now is the time to stop them, to make sure that the NHS will still be in good shape when it’s 64. http://www.unison.org.uk/NHS63/

Here are some ways you can get involved in the campaign:

Join the celebrations on 5 July
Please RSVP to stay informed as more events are announced.

Adopt a peer
The Health Bill will shortly go to the House of Lords. Let the Lords know what we expect of them.

Spread the word online
» Add a Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook profile
» Join the birthday event on Facebook
» Use the hashtag #NHS63 when tweeting
» Sign 38 Degrees' massive Save the NHS petition