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SUPPORT THE JUNIOR DOCTORS AND THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE NHS BURSARIES – FIGHT TO REINSTATE THE NHS
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The junior doctors are fighting to defend their conditions of work, but also for patient safety and the future of the NHS. NHS workers’ struggles are a vital part of defending the health service from the Tories’ accelerating cuts, marketisation and privatisation.
We believe the junior doctors’ dispute – together with student nurses’ and other student health workers’ fight to save their bursaries, and the return of the NHS Bill to Parliament in March – gives us an opportunity to step up our role in the fight to save the NHS.
• To support the junior doctors and student nurses, etc, make links locally and visit picket lines.
• To call on the party nationally to sharpen its stance and clearly commit to reversing privatisation and marketisation, and rebuilding a comprehensive, well-funded, publicly-owned, run and provided NHS meeting clinical need. Any integration of health and social care should be contingent on social care becoming a free, publicly-funded and provided service – introducing the best of the NHS into social care and not the worst of social care as it exists into the NHS.
• To support the NHS Bill and call on the PLP to support it.
• To call on the party to launch a national petition for the junior doctors, the Save the NHS Bursary fight and the NHS Bill; send Jeremy Corbyn to address mass meetings on the NHS around the country; and organise a national demonstration in support of these struggles, and to save and rebuild the NHS as a comprehensive public service.