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Election 2015: Manchester - What’s at stake for the NHS?

Thu 5 March 2015, 6:30pm

The Mechanics Institute , 103 Princess Street
Manchester M1 6DD

Class is holding a series of events across the country looking at what’s at stake at the 2015 General Election, with an event in Manchester on Thursday 5 March and further events in Cardiff and Bristol over the following 2 weeks.

With the General Election just weeks away, the debate about how we get fairness and greater equality in Britain - from protecting the NHS and public services to improving housing, pay and rights at work - is more urgent than ever. Our Manchester event will see the publication of a new Class election guide looking at the priorities needed to ensure a strong, resilient and sustainable healthcare system free at the point of need and showing where the parties stand on the NHS.

The NHS is set to be one of the biggest issues in the General Election, with the universal healthcare system at the heart of British society under assault from privatisation, fragmentation and underinvestment. The threat to our NHS has never been greater and this event will debate what is at stake in the General Election, looking at what the main parties are offering. Healthcare policy needs to be about much more than just short-term fixes – it needs to offer integrated health and social care and preventative action. The event will debate how we ensure that the founding principles of the NHS- a universal system, free at the point of need- are protected for future generations.

Speakers include:

Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy, Queen Mary University

Dr Kailash Chand, Deputy chair of the British Medical Association

Liz McInnes MP, Heywood and Middleton

Adam Flanders, Senior Cardiac Technician & Unite Rep

Steve Hart, Chair of Class


Register for free for our Manchester event below

Download the flyer for this event here.

To find out more about the other regional events in our series, click here.

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