The COVID pandemic has reminded everyone why the NHS is the most important and long standing socialist achievement in the UK. But a renewed assault on the health service through a Bill that hands corporations more control of the NHS, and extreme health injustices driven by racism, poverty and environmental destruction have shown how fragile it is. How do we build a national movement for health that expands the socialist ideals for the NHS across all of the things driving ill health within society, pushes back against the commodification of healthcare, and builds a shared approach to health as a public rather than private good?
Rob is Climate & Health Lead at Medact, a non-profit organisation supporting health workers to campaign for health equality and justice.
Kavian is a junior doctor and an active member of both Race & Health and the People's Health Movement UK.
Guppi is a strategist, reseracher and organiser focused on building an economic democracy that centres reparative justice. She is Co-founder of Decolonising Economics and author of Reimagining Public Health for Commonwealth.
Juman is a patient leader with healthcare campaigning group Just Treatment.