Camden Keep Our NHS Public

Camden Keep Our NHS Public was launched in March 2008 to protest about the privatisation of health services and defend the founding principles of the NHS. We also work with other groups in London and nationally that support those aims

The group is affiliated to the national organisation Keep Our NHS Public (


NHS for Sale? The NHS Support Federation keeps track of the accelerating pace of privatisation, with disturbing evidence of a rapid decline in standards as the public sector is squeezed out by the government's wasteful marketisation of services and funding cuts. In the past year private companies have won 3.5 billion worth of NHS contracts - two thirds (66%) of the contracts put out to tender - with a further 10 billion worth in the pipeline in the next few months.


Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition -


The great NHS robbery - Open Democracy report by award winning author, Marcus Chown, summarising what has happened to the NHS, the quality of press coverage and why it is important the public understand the truth beneath the packaging. Plus links to other ground-breaking  Open Democracy reports on  the NHS

London Health Emergency -


Is the increase in the size of the older generation to blame for the NHS crisis? Or is this claim by government supporters simply a way of diverting attention from the true cause of the crisis - the government imposed marketisation of services,  wholesale privatisation and public sector funding cuts? Read this factsheet  dispelling the myth that older people are to blame


KONP founder and former hospital consultant Wendy Savage is the author of a booklet setting out the damage inflicted on our health services as a result of privatisation. Everyone who wants to know why privatisation is such a threat should read it - The Patchwork Privatisation of Our Health Services - A User's Guide

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free hotline dedicated to helping people suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems in London. Rehab 4 Addiction was founded in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves. You can contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690.

people's inquiry logoThe People's Inquiry into London's NHS has just published its second report based on seven public hearings in different parts of London, and after receiving evidence from around 100 people, including Camden KONP. The report, from a six-person panel
including experts such as Roy Lilley and the Guardian's Polly Toynbee, is a grim warning about the threat to health services in the capital. Download a pdf of the report here. For details of the Inquiry go here

Cutting the Lifeline

What Thatcher meant to the NHS  25 years on, read how campaigners in 1988 responded to cuts, privatisation and (pages 64-72) the even wilder plans of Oliver Letwin and others Read the book here


Camden borough council: In addition to full council meetings, information about the health scrutiny committee and its meetings can be found on this site. Webcasts of meetings are at 


Camden Clinical Commissioning Group, the body replacing the primary care trust that now runs health services in Camden

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