Rejected petition Hands off the NHS! Protect and properly fund our wonderful health service.
The NHS is at risk following years of under investment by UK government and austerity. We have a massive shortage of nurses and doctors and there is a risk that if we push for a trade deal with the USA following Brexit the USA want commercial access to our healthcare system.
Ensure that the NHS is protected from any potential sale or dilution and that instead of being a bargaining chip in negotiations it is fully funded to the levels required to suit the changing demographics of our population, including social care for the elderly.
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You may wish to sign these petitions calling for the same action:
Revoke the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and renationalise the NHS: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300019
Ensure continued Universal health cover by legally committing to a minimum spend: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300925
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