Join the Movement to Renationalise the NHS!

While generations of us have been lovingly patched up by our NHS, proud to fund it with our taxes, UK governments have been quietly privatising it.

For over 30 years, politicians and NHS execs on fat salaries have spent hundreds of £billions of our taxes to break up a world-class, value-for-money service into a maze of businesses, hire an army of pen-pushers and pay private companies for NHS care. They’ve cut services to the bone, run wages into the ground and opened food banks for hungry doctors and nurses on poverty pay.

Experts say the Health & Care Act 2022 was the nail in the coffin for the English NHS. It broke it into 42 easy-to-manage regions ready to bring in American-style ‘managed care’. Private firms and American health insurers in control of NHS budgets will be paid financial incentives to cut and deny care for profit.

The British Medical Association admits that the NHS is ‘collapsing’. 7 million of us are on waiting lists, thousands are dying unnecessarily every month. As government commits ‘social murder’, says the British Medical Journal, nurses and ambulance workers are out in the cold, striking to survive and save lives.

Go to Learn More and get informed. Tweet, share and post our videos and 5 Key Demands everywhere. Take our 3 Actions to build the movement to reverse Americanisation, renationalise our NHS and save countless lives!

Three Actions to Save Your NHS!

The government is destroying the NHS. But neither medical unions nor the Labour leadership have informed the public about what’s really happening to our health service. We urgently need them to join forces and fight to save our NHS. So far, they have utterly failed to defend and protect the service that Labour founded — this nation’s greatest achievement.

We call on the whole union movement and the Labour Party to:

• Vigorously oppose and denounce the privatising Health and Care Act 2022.
• Educate the nation on how the Act Americanises the NHS, enabling a US take-over.
• Demand a significant rise in wages for our heroic NHS staff.
• Support full renationalisation as the only remedy for our crumbling NHS.*

These positions have huge support from experts and the public. It’s time to back them.

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Make yourself heard on Twitter! Click on the button to use our template tweet to Rishi Sunak, but feel free to compose your own message and send it to other people too!

You’ll also find template tweets directed at corporations privatising the NHS, and medical unions who need to do much more to oppose it.

Rishi Sunak (Prime Minister):

Steve Barclay(Secretary of State for Health):

Keir Starmer (Labour leader):

Wes Streeting (Shadow Health Secretary):

US corporations privatising the NHS

Medical unions that need to do more

To keep this campaign going we are going to need funds!

Your donation will help to pay for:

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  • research into NHS privatisation and renationalisation

We know times are tight. But it’s going to be far cheaper to pool our resources now than allow the NHS to be privatised and find that we are facing exorbitant costs for care in the future.

Every penny counts and will be much appreciated.



These three actions are just the beginning. If enough people do them, we lay the ground for other kinds of action, from marches to strikes.

Your NHS Needs YOU!
Five Key Demands

Four decades of health law has torn apart our nationwide service, shifting money away from patient care towards the unnecessary internal market and private providers. Admin costs have rocketed from some 4% of the budget to over 20% and rising, wasting £200 billion to date.

In 2022, the government broke NHS England into 42 regions known as Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). Based on American Accountable Care Organisations, they have effectively de-nationalised our NHS.

The NHS used to be funded from a central pot of public money. Now, each ICS has its own budget and the power to spend taxpayers’ money on private contracts and decide which treatments to provide.

ICS budgets are controlled and influenced by private companies, including American private health insurers, free to increase profits by cutting routine and emergency services and denying care to patients.

Government must reverse 40 years of privatising legislation and scrap Integrated Care Systems to fully renationalise the NHS, including dental and social care.


Since the 1980s, over 100 hospitals have been closed and half of hospital beds have been cut at a time when the UK population has grown by about 10 million.

This deliberate shrinking of publicly-provided care is designed to destroy our confidence in the NHS to create an inadequate health service, increase waiting lists, stimulate the growth of private care and bring in a two-tier, American-style system.

The middle class pay for top-up private insurance to make up for treatments that the NHS no longer provides. Those who can’t afford insurance receive only reduced A&E care and less access to other treatments, sometimes with fatal consequences.

Running down and concentrating NHS services in fewer centres creates “economies of scale” to cut costs so that ICSs are more profitable for the private sector. In the last decade alone, £100 billion has been taken by private companies at the expense of the NHS. During the pandemic, the government spent £37 billion on the failed corporate Test & Trace.

Government must reverse cuts and closures, and end the Americanisation of the NHS.

Studies show that NHS privatisation is leading to significantly increased deaths from treatable causes and a worrying decline in the quality of care.

Outsourcing to private companies, austerity cuts and the mishandling of the pandemic have increased waiting lists to over 7 million people, delaying treatment and prolonging preventable harm and suffering.

Since the outbreak of Covid, government have had three years to invest in more beds to treat the 10% increase in patients. Instead, they shrank NHS capacity by 8%, creating a further 18% shortage of beds and contributing to 100,000 excess deaths.

Since 2010, the government also cut 10,000 mental health beds, fueling a severe mental health crisis made worse by Covid.

Government must increase bed capacity to the safe levels seen in other developed countries to ensure safe, high quality healthcare.

American private health insurers Centene (UK arm: Operose) and UnitedHealth (UK arm: Optum) have been embedded in England by NHS executives like Simon Stevens, who previously worked for UnitedHealth.

Stevens downgraded the NHS to an American-style ‘managed care’ system dominated by private health insurers who block payments for expensive care, and hospital providers who boost profits by selling treatments that patients don’t need.

Centene owns 70 GP practices, and UnitedHealth now owns England’s biggest GP electronic patient record system, EMIS, holding 60% of the population’s medical records. Insurers use this confidential data to find reasons to block payment for care or to set expensive premiums which put private insurance out of reach for the very sick.

£11 billion in Private Finance Initiative debt is costing the NHS and taxpayers a fortune in repayments of over £80 billion! These vastly over-priced loans are used to push hospitals into insolvency.

Government must stop diverting £billions into the pockets of private companies, banks and foreign corporations, and redirect tax-payers’ money into a publicly-provided NHS.

The NHS is short of 135,000 doctors and nurses. Salaries of many frontline staff have been frozen at below-inflation levels, causing real-terms wage cuts of about 30% over 10 years. Hunger among junior doctors and nurses has pushed over a third of NHS trusts to open foodbanks for staff!

Staff are also suffering from cuts, closures, business-style performance targets, exhaustion, burn out and PTSD. Many talented, expensively-trained doctors and nurses then quit the NHS, which damages national health outcomes for patients and wastes public money. Private companies cream off £millions to provide agency staff who are paid more than NHS staff. We need to restore NHS pay in order to retain NHS staff.

Doctors and nurses across different services and trade unions are taking strike action to say enough is enough. We fully support them for standing up for their survival and the survival of our NHS.

Government must directly employ sufficient well-paid full-time frontline staff, and provide nutritious refreshments, rest and shower rooms, free parking and access to mental health professionals so that staff feel valued and invested in NHS care.


Our campaign achievements include over…

18,000 emails

sent to MPs

4,000 emails

sent to Lords

£45,000 raised

from thousands of small donations

130,000 signatures

on our Parliamentary petition

5 million views

of our online videos

3,000 tweets

sent to politicians

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