New Publication

The NHS at Tipping Point - Time for Renewal

Rebuild Britain's new pamphlet analyses the current state of the NHS and makes urgent recommendations for renewal.

This pamphlet was launched at the TUC in Liverpool on Tuesday 12th September, with Professor Allyson Pollock, a public health physician, academic scholar, and former director of the Institute for Health & Society, as the keynote speaker to the conference.

For decades, workers and their trade unions have been fighting to stop things getting worse. Now is the time to fight to make things better. The struggle for wages and conditions has always been, at its core, and in its small print, motivated by the desire to save the NHS. The latter must now become the headline, the banner, the large print with improved pay and conditions as two important steps towards it. Nothing less than a change in mind set is required.

To reserve a press copy of the new pamphlet for review or to order multiple copies for distribution contact Press@RebuildBritain.org.uk

Press Coverage of the Campaign

Local Press Coverage
Letter in Kilburn Times
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Guardian 04-06

Adapted from Letters to The Guardian 4th June 2024

Wes Streeting is right to be cautious – cutting waiting lists and reforming the NHS will take time, given the state of our public finances. But there is one thing he can do that wouldn’t cost any money yet would make a fundamental difference: restoring the statutory duty of the secretary of state to provide NHS services. That duty was removed by the coalition government’s Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Today, we have the curious situation in which the government funds the NHS, but the latter is not accountable to the former. In 2012, Andy Burnham, then shadow health secretary, vowed to repeal the act if Labour gained power. The party should do the same in 2024.

Fawzi Ibrahim
National officer, Rebuild Britain

Photo Guardian 04-06

From The Morning Star 25th June 2024

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