Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

Back the Bill


UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Government prevented my bill moving forward. However, I will continue to fight to save our NHS. If you would like to register your support for a properly funded NHS and to keep updated on the campaign, please enter your details below.

I am delighted that my Bill to halt the privatisation of our health service passed its second reading in Parliament by 241 to 18. It is astonishing that the Tories could only muster a handful of MPs to support their disastrous 2012 Act which forces competition in the NHS.

The Labour Party created the NHS and my Bill will protect it from competition from private companies, to exempt it from any Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement and to ensure that we prioritise patients not profit.

But our fight isn't over.  I have written to William Hague to demand that the Government take the Bill straight to Committee and do not use delay tactics to try to stall its passage through Parliament.

We have seen the impact that the Government’s privatisation agenda has had on our NHS – longer waiting times, fewer frontline staff and millions being spent on accountants and lawyers rather than patients - and the Liberal Democrats have gone along with it.

It is simple; we will not stand for this and my Bill just signals the start. A Labour Government would repeal the toxic Health and Social Care Act and ensure that we put patients back where they belong – at the heart of our NHS.

We still need your help to keep the pressure on the Government.  Please register your support for Clive's demands that the Government respect the will of Parliament and not delay its passage through Parliament.

Goal: 822 signatures

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signed 2014-11-17 10:36:38 +0000
signed 2014-11-17 09:54:49 +0000
signed 2014-11-17 09:30:59 +0000
signed 2014-11-16 22:52:06 +0000
Robert the nuclear scientist did a terrific job at Charing X with my radiation treatment, and St Mary’s continue to care for thyroid cancer. So why trash them?
signed 2014-11-16 22:38:25 +0000
signed 2014-11-16 22:02:16 +0000
this is now a case of life or many deaths to come due to the tory and libdem foolery and lies , never forgiven EVER,,,,
signed 2014-11-16 19:16:42 +0000
signed 2014-11-16 18:52:25 +0000
KEEP FIGHTING I AM ENTIRELY WITH YOU ON THIS. I just moved to the Charing Cross surgery because of one particular doctor and now I hear he is leaving. I wonder why?!…
signed 2014-11-16 17:03:30 +0000
signed 2014-11-16 14:59:49 +0000
Once again the condems want to condemn us to privatisation of vital services that must be public, must be free. The NHS is one of the things that truly defines Britain and is a model that other countries would love to have – it saves lives!!!! with no discrimination that is all!!
signed 2014-11-16 11:49:03 +0000
Healthcare in west London is being completely dismantled, at the cost of its residents. We deserve better from our government.
signed 2014-11-16 10:25:19 +0000
I hope this is successful.
signed 2014-11-16 09:44:47 +0000
signed 2014-11-16 09:29:53 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 21:12:13 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 18:06:37 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 17:37:41 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 16:51:22 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 15:21:33 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 14:26:36 +0000
I have worked many years for the NHS and now it is in a mess – the Tories want to get rid of it because they have messed it up and don’t know how to fix it – their incompetencies allowed it to go bankrupt by letting the world use it when only Britain is paying for it.
signed 2014-11-15 12:51:33 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-15 12:49:56 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2014-11-15 12:48:43 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 12:35:38 +0000
no votes for those who don’t listen
signed 2014-11-15 11:57:30 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 11:57:13 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 11:24:05 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 10:29:07 +0000
signed 2014-11-15 09:31:07 +0000
The NHS has saved my life twice, I am now afraid for my children and grandchildren. This should not be happening.
signed 2014-11-15 09:27:35 +0000
It’s supposed to be a National Health Service, NOT a Notional Health Service!!!

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