Sep 12th, 2014
Save our NHS – NHS England meeting
By Nat Whalley
This Thursday, NHS bosses are meeting to decide the future of the NHS and they want us – the public – to be there. So let’s fill the room with 38 Degrees members and tell them why we love the NHS.
This is only the second ever Annual General Meeting of NHS England, the body in charge of our health services, and they’ll be making big decisions about its future.
We need to show NHS board members that there’s lots of ordinary people who care about its future. Together we can outnumber the corporate lobbyists in the room and make it clear to NHS bosses that we’re watching what they’re doing.
If you’ve booked your place:
38 Degrees members will be meeting across the road from the AGM from 3.45pm on Thursday 18th inside Methodist Central Hall:
Together we’ll get ready, work out how we’re going to ask the questions and head in to the AGM. If you can’t make it at 3.45pm, we’ll all be heading over to the AGM at 5.15pm. Other 38 Degrees members should be easy to spot in ‘I love the NHS’ t-shirts. You can get your t-shirt by coming to the briefing meeting in Methodist Central Hall from 4pm.
Both venues (Methodist Central Hall and the QE2 conference centre) are fully accessible and the nearest step-free access tube station is Westminster. If you have any additional accessibility requirements email the office team on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t booked a place:
NHS England has now closed bookings for the AGM. Places should still be available on the day on a first-come-first-served basis. Even if you haven’t booked an AGM place, do join us at the pre-meeting at Methodist Central Hall. We’ll head over together and wait to see if we can all get in. There’s more information on the AGM here: http://www.events.england.nhs.uk/nhs-england/163
If you’d like to take part online:
If you can’t make it in person, the AGM will be broadcast live online. From 5.30pm join the discussion, add your views or take part in polls about what’s happening inside the AGM by heading to: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/content/nhs-agm-live/
There will also be a twitter chat using the hashtag #NHSAGM.
38 Degrees staff will be tweeting out some of the members’ comments and thoughts, as well as letting the NHS bosses at the AGM know how many people are watching and holding them to account.