by the 38 Degrees staff team May 6th, 2020
The results are in. With our NHS facing its biggest ever challenge, more than 100,000 of us have taken a survey to have our say on what we can do together to protect our NHS.
The results of the survey show that no matter who we are or where we live, almost all of us agree on what we should do right now:
Now we’re putting this into action: we’ve started campaigns on all of your priorities already – for proper protective equipment, pay rises, and the right to stay in the UK for frontline workers. Together we’ll be ramping up the pressure on the government over the next few weeks and months.
For years all we’ve heard is how divided our country is – on Brexit or party politics. But this survey shows that in every part of the UK, we’re united when it comes to our NHS:
This is why 38 Degrees exists. Because we know that one of us on our own can’t fight – and win – these battles. But when we all come together, united for our NHS, those in power sit up and take notice.
And in the face of big challenges like the coronavirus pandemic, we all pile in and make a plan together – because politics works better when more of us get involved. And it’s never been so important to hold the government to account with people power.
And to end on an inspirational note: the survey asked people to share the first word that came to them when they thought about the NHS. We thought it painted a beautiful picture of everything our NHS means to us, especially right now: