On 13th July 2016, the NHS Reinstatement Bill was successfully presented in the House of Commons, by Margaret Greenwood, Labour MP for Wirral West. The full text of the Bill – called the National Health Service Bill – was published on 28th October 2016.
“We are delighted that Margaret Greenwood is taking the NHS Reinstatement Bill forward, with cross party support. The continued destruction of the NHS in England under Simon Stevens’ plans will not stop without a new law restoring it to the founding principles.”
Peter Roderick, co-author of the NHS Reinstatement Bill
The NHS Bill is scheduled for to be debated – its ‘second reading’ – on 4th November 2016. It is fourth on the list of business for the day, so we do not expect there to be much, if any, time available for discussion. Whatever happens on the day, the campaign for the NHS Bill will continue.
It is important that we continue to keep the pressure on MPs of all parties to support the NHS Bill. You can help by:
- Add your name to the petition calling on MPs to back the NHS Bill
- Contact your MP asking them to support the NHS Bill. It is best to do this in your own words – but Momentum NHS have provided a tool on their website that you may find helpful.
- Show your support outside parliament on 4th November. Keep our NHS Public and Health Campaigns together are organising a rally from 11am to 1pm.