Jan 13th, 2012
Bevan’s Run: 38 Degrees member stands up for the NHS
38 Degrees member and Co-Chair of the NHS Consultants Association, Dr Clive Peedell, has been running alongside fellow oncologist Dr David Wilson since 10th January to show opposition to the Government’s NHS reforms
They are running from NHS founder Aneurin Bevan’s statue in Cardiff to the Department of Health in London in just six days. We were lucky enough to get a message from the man himself!
‘Bevan’s Run started on January 10th from Bevan’s statue, Cardiff, with the aim of reaching the Department of Health at Richmond House, London, on Sunday January 15th.
The aim is to raise public awareness of the damaging effects of the Health and Social Care bill on the NHS and to add to calls for its withdrawal.
Myself and co-runner Dr David Wilson will be delivering 3 “Bevan’s Postcards”, which outline the reasons why the bill should be withdrawn, to David Cameron’s constituency in Witney, as well as the Department of Health and 10 Downing Street. The postcard can be viewed here.
Lots of aching muscles, but ice baths helping a lot!
Further details about the run can be found at Clive’s blogsite
Bevan’s Run can be followed on Twitter @cpeedell and by using the hashtag #bevansrun.
There will be more news on this blog about the NHS Campaign soon.