Wednesday 6 December 2017, North West Durham Constituency Labour Party hosted a discussion with Professor Allyson Pollock regarding the NHS Reinstatement Bill in Consett.
The NHS Reinstatement Bill proposes to fully restore the NHS as an accountable public service by reversing 25 years of marketisation in the NHS, abolishing the purchaser-provider split, ending contracting and re-establishing public bodies and public services accountable to local communities. This is necessary to stop the dismantling of the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It is driven by the needs of local communities.
Allyson also discussed her part in a judicial review that aims to stop Jeremy Hunt from "Americanising' the NHS.
I recorded the event so that people who were unable to attend could hear what Allyson had to say.
You can watch the video of Allyson's talk below:
If you'd rather, you can listen to an audio-only recording of the talk:
You can also download the audio recording in MP3 format below: