STOP the destruction of our NHS. Call a halt to the Sustainability and Transformation Plans NOW
Why is this important?
This is the biggest attack on the NHS you’ve never heard of.
For the last few years the news has been full of winter and summer crisis in the NHS, with A&E’s closing their doors and ambulances unable to discharge their patients.(1) Now the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has created a plan to solve this by CLOSING more A&Es. He thinks if you close hospitals people will stop using them. (2)
Called Sustainability and Transformation Plans he has split the country into 44 areas – called ‘footprints’. Each ‘footprint’ was told in late December last year that they must have a plan by 30th June this year to completely change the way the NHS works. To work they have to be able to prove they can clear their massive debts within a year.
To do that they have to close services and sell land and hospitals.