The veteran campaigner Harry Leslie Smith will be talking on the importance of defending the NHS from the privatisation, cuts and marketisation that the Conservative government are trying to force through. After Harry's speach we will have a question and answer session on the situation in Devon, from the cuts, closures to the privatisations being brought in via the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
The event aims to raise funds for the Peoples Red Line NHS campaign group fighting against the closures and cuts to Devon's NHS.
PEOPLES' RED LINE NHS campaigns for
The government to implement 3 simple reforms
Fix NHS funding as a proportion of GDP, equal to the average for developed nations
Remove Parasitic Privatisations
End the internal market that has more than doubled management costs in the NHS
The Peoples Red Line NHS is a coalition of organisations including Unite Community Devon, Momentum Westcountry Atlantic Coast and Torridge and West Devon Labour Party. We believe that it is only possible to secure a long term future for the NHS as a state funded, state provided and democratically accountable healthcare service if a Labour Party, led by a socialist leader, is elected to government.
Please note this is NOT a Save Our Hospital Service event as we believe the only solution is a political solution.