Monthly Organising Meeting - Tuesday 2nd October
SATC Newsletter 2018/15

Monthly Organising Meeting

Stroud Against the Cuts is organised through monthly open meetings.
Join us at The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud, 7-9pm on Tuesday 2nd October. Share our organising meeting on Facebook.

We've had a hiatus over the summer - recovering from our big #NHS70Stroud event, but are hoping to return to monthly meetings. These are open to anyone who supports our aims to challenge local and national cuts and privatisation.

On the agenda will be:

Taking stock of the #NHS70Stroud event
Making a film from footage of the NHS birthday event
Discussion of the Gloucestershire NHS "Integrated Care System"
Discussion of Gloucestershire plans for specialist stroke rehabilitation
Updates regarding the HOLD campaign
Discussion of capacity and plans for the year ahead

If you would like to attend and raise an agenda item please let us know

Some items of interest you may have missed

1. Tomorrow, Saturday 15th September, is the Swindon Radical Bookfair (1-5pm, social 5-7pm).

2. Guess who the new chair of NHS England is? Worryingly, it’s Lord Prior... the man who was behind an attempt to undermine a tax-funded NHS a couple of years ago - and who has said “We need more competition to drive up standards of care; more entrants into the market from private-sector companies, the voluntary sector and other care providers.” ... Coincidentally, "NHS bosses urge hospitals to send patients to private firms"

3. "​Low income patients turn away [from dental treatment] as ministers say 'don't run the risk'" - British Dental Association

4. "NHS charging for overseas visitors – wrong on every level" - Martin McKee

5. An update from the HOLD campaign.

6. "Third of UK’s universal credit claimants hit by deductions from payments"
"Domestic violence services are in crisis. Why?" - a must-watch video by Sisters Uncut
On Saturday 7th July we marked the 70th anniversary of the NHS and celebrated the founding principles of the service. Thanks to everyone who took part and made the day so special - including Paul Southcott, our "Aneurin Bevan", and Mike Bale for filming and putting this piece together. Please watch and share! (you can also share the video on Facebook - where it's had over 1,600 views)

Check out for more information about the day - more photos, videos and audio recordings to come! If you didn't get a chance to donate on the day but valued the event, we would still appreciate donations.
DONATE to our #NHS70Stroud crowdfunder
Become a member of the HOLD campaign
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