The annual NHS winter crisis is now a continuous crisis. The latest performance figures for emergency departments are the worst ever and waiting lists continue to increase. The government has promised much, but there is little hope this will translate into real improvement. The situation continues to worsen due to chronic underfunding of health and social care, cuts, closures and huge staff shortages. Brexit and the looming threat of a US Trade Deal are also on the horizon.
We must stand together with other campaigning groups to speak out and take action to defend the NHS. Dr Jackie Grunsell’s motion at the Doctors in Unite AGM commits the union to this coordinated effort.
Our starting point will be on February 15th, the Winter Crisis Day of Action, arranged by Health Campaigns Together and Keep our NHS Public. Other national and local events are running around the country.
We are stronger when we work together. Doctors in Unite resolves to do all in our power to join with other campaign groups and trade unions for the organised resistance now required.