Aug 15th, 2014
Jeremy Hunt: Don’t close our GP surgeries
By Nat Whalley
Jeremy Hunt has changed the rules again. He’s bringing in cuts that could see some local GP surgeries closing their doors for good. 700,000 of us could lose our local GP.
The top-up funds that many surgeries rely on are being slashed and the money channelled away from those who need them most. Even NHS England admitted that Hunt’s reforms strike the poorest hardest.
The clock is ticking: some surgeries say they could close within a year. The government won’t want bad news stories sticking around in the run up to the election. If Jeremy Hunt feels another big battle brewing over the NHS, it might be enough to persuade him to stop the cuts.
As Hunt tries to relax this weekend, let’s make sure he feels the heat. We can build a huge petition to leave him in no doubt that these cuts are not ok and we’ll always be here to protect our NHS:
38 Degrees members have already taken on Jeremy Hunt and won before. We stopped his Hospital Closure Clause and people power beat him in court twice when 38 Degrees members helped fund the legal case to save Lewisham hospital.
As more surgeries are forced to shut, this could open the door for more GP surgeries to be run by large private firms on the cheap.
Hundreds of our GPs have already been campaigning against these cuts – let’s stand with them.
Please sign the petition to stop Jeremy Hunt’s dangerous plans in their tracks: