557 deaths linked to NHS Privatisation
The Oxford research study
Read about the findings of the Goodair and Reeves research study (2022, University of Oxford):
WE OWN IT: End NHS privatisation, save lives
Sign the “We Own It” petition to demand that local NHS leaders in the North East and North Cumbria commit to end NHS outsourcing.
We were told that outsourcing was ‘the most efficient way to provide services’ and, for over a decade, the ideology of privatisation has been gaining a strong foothold in our NHS. But many people always knew that this wasn’t true, and now they’ve been proven absolutely right. A new national research study has found the evidence to be crystal clear: preventable deaths of 557 people have been linked to the outsourcing of NHS services. Ben Goodair, the Oxford academic behind the research, told over 300 people at the petition launch rally (20th October 2022): “My research found that wherever privatisation increased, deaths from preventable causes also increased. It is clear that there is a connection there”.
NHS leaders now have to face the facts: privatisation fails our health.
Please add your name to the petition and demand that local health leaders in the North East and North Cumbria commit to end outsourcing in our NHS now…..and then share it with family and friends
to sign the “We Own It” petition
Thank you for everything you do to protect our NHS from privatisation.
Saturday 25th February 2023 – NHS Privatisation Kills
Members of KONP North East remember the 557 people who have died because of NHS privatisation – Parliament Square, 25th February 2023
We Own It organised todays action to highlight the disastrous effects of privatisation on our NHS. The action was inspired by a recent University of Oxford study which estimated that outsourcing (the provision of NHS services by private providers) led to 557 avoidable deaths between 2014 and 2020. 557 campaigners assembled on Parliament Square, each representing an avoidable death. Every demonstrator held a single white rose. After speeches from UNISON’s Vice-President Amerit Rait and the study’s author, Ben Goodair, we marched to the Department of Health and Social Care to hand deliver 557 letters to the Health Secretary, Steve Barclay, warning the Health Secretary of the dangers of privatisation.
to read the We Own It report on the Feb 2023 action in Parliament Square
for the We Own It video of the day