Universal, equitable, comprehensive, high quality, free at the point of delivery, publicly funded and publicly accountable. But how does the NHS look now 71 years on? Underfunding and rampant privatisation are fast eroding its founding principles and we don't have much time left to act. Join us to explore what Labour's plan should be for the NHS of the 21st Century.
This is part of our 'Manifesto for the Movement' project. Over the course of the four days, hundreds of festival attendees in collaboration with policy experts will build a ‘Manifesto For The Movement’ - a radical document that will be presented to MPs at the end of the festival. Get involved in any TWT Policy Lab to be a part of this.
Louise Irvine is an NHS campaigner and GP in South East London. Chair of Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign. Secretary Health Campaigns Together, Executive Committee member Keep Our NHS Public.
Jean Hardiman Smith has been a local and national activist for the NHS and social care, and for patients for decades. Her background is as an ethicist. She wrote the paper on which the Labour Party policy on TTIP was founded and is the Socialist Health Association Hon Sec.
Keith Venables campaigns for alliances between NHS campaign groups, trade justice groups and the Labour Party.
Campaigning membership organisation promoting health and wellbeing and the eradication of inequalities through the application of socialist principles to society and government