Who we are
SOS NHS is a new coalition of campaign groups and trade unions which are demanding emergency funding for the NHS from the Government to support services and staff and not the private sector. So far our campaign is backed by Keep Our NHS Public, Health Campaigns Together, People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Unite the Union, GMB, We Own It, NHS Support Federation, NHS Workers Say No, NHS Staff Voices, Doctors in Unite, Doctors for the NHS and more.
Our Mission Statement
Our strategic objective is build the strongest alliance between unions, NHS campaigns, health and care staff, social movements and civil society organisations working in and for our communities, to save our NHS from being intentionally destroyed by this Government.
Our objective should be to reach out to the wider population, using our alliance members to extend the reach of our message and our demands for change. Short-term, we are seeking immediate change in support of the NHS and Care systems. This will require forcing a political U-turn. We doubt whether some MPs will subscribe to our demands but they are more likely to respond to the power of a mass campaign. If we are to put political pressure on MPs across the political spectrum who may be vulnerable to the strength of opinion of their constituents, the best way to do that is to build the strongest broad alliance. This is the real building we need to do
We believe the Government can’t afford not to help the NHS in its hour of need. If it can bail out the banks it can invest to save lives now.