Doctors for the NHS: believing that service should come before profit
We are doctors campaigning for the restoration of the NHS as a publicly funded, publicly provided and publicly accountable service. This means the abandonment in England of the market-based policies of the last 20 years, by abolishing the artificial separation into “purchaser” and “provider”. It also means opposing the increasing cuts to service and systematic replacement of NHS services with private providers: which is being done for ideological, not financial or "efficiency-saving" reasons. If you are a doctor, please join us.
The NHS is under the greatest attack in its 68 year history. We know this and have been fighting for the NHS and the values it stands for since the 1970s (as the NHS Consultants Association); we "know our stuff". But we need more to join with us – we hope GPs, doctors in training as well as consultants will join us to fight to keep its core values alive.
Our members are drawn from primary and secondary care, trainees and Public Health doctors; all who hold the ideals of the NHS dear and believe passionately that service should come before profit. Please, join us and help save the NHS. Medicine will suffer as much as the public if the NHS continues to be broken apart for political ideals that are incompatible with it.