We are going to post regular updates on motions passed by Constituency Labour Parties on the NHS. Here is our first, a motion passed unanimously at Sheffield Heeley CLP.
The NHS is being dismantled as a comprehensive, national, public service by this government, through both underfunding, marketisation and privatisation despite the NHS having proved itself as an efficient, successful and hugely popular model of healthcare.
The junior doctors dispute, together with the campaign to save NHS student bursaries and the return of the NHS Bill to parliament on March 11 gives us an opportunity to step up our role in the fight to save the NHS.
To support the junior doctors and NHS students, making links locally and visiting pickets lines and protests;
To support the NHS Bill, call on our MP and the PLP to actively support it;
To work with Sheffield Save Our NHS and others locally
To call on the party nationally to sharpen its stance on the NHS and clearly commit to reversing privatisation and marketisation and rebuilding a comprehensive, well funded publicly owned, run and provided NHS, based on meeting clinical need. Any integration of Health and Social care should be contingent on social care becoming a free publicly funded and provided service.
To call on the party nationally to raise its profile on these issues, sending Jeremy Corbyn to address mass meetings on the NHS around the country and organise a national demonstration to save and rebuild the NHS.