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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Defending GP Surgeries in London

I have received the following details on a meeting about defence of doctors' surgeries in Lambeth, London -

DEFEND OUR LOCAL GP SURGERIES

Public Services Not Private Profit

KEEP PRIVATE COMPANIES OUT!


OPEN MEETING
Wednesday Oct 15th
7pm Woolley House,
Loughborough Estate
(Corner of Loughborough Rd and Barrington Rd)

SPEAKERS:

Dr Ron Singer GP,
Gill George from Unite (a health workers trade union),
plus invited speaker from Lambeth Pensioners Action Group



Lambeth Primary Care Trust (PCT) is planning to build a new privatised health centre in Akerman Road. The new clinic will mean the closure of existing practices at Myatts Fields and Iveagh House - forcing thousands of local people to travel further for our health care.

The private company who will own 80% of the centre will make huge profits from renting it back to the PCT – draining millions of pounds from our publicly funded NHS, which could be used to improve community health services and pay decent wages to local health workers.

Lambeth Council recently rejected the planning application to build the new clinic because it was so badly designed and the area would not be able to cope with the massive increase in traffic. But now Lambeth PCT is coming back to try again so local residents and health workers are getting organised to stop it – come along to the meeting to find out more or to get involved.



Organised by Lambeth Public Services Not Private Profits
www.publicnotprivate.org.uk

Supported by Southwark and Lambeth Keep our NHS Public

(www.keepournhspublic.com)

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