As part of his visit to the UK, Donald Trump has just said that the NHS must be on the table as part of any trade deal with the UK after Brexit. This is a serious and direct threat to the NHS that we all know and love. I’m calling on our government to guarantee that our health service will never form part of ANY trade deal, nevermind one with Donald Trump. Our NHS is a vital public service, it must remain protected from commercial exploitation.
As an NHS Doctor I know how valuable our health service is. First and foremost I care about my patients, and I’m seriously concerned that this could be the beginning of the end for high-quality healthcare for all in the UK.
Opening up the NHS to US corporations would mean that the profit motive invades our NHS, patient data is up for sale, access to healthcare is rationed and we would be staring at a system, as in the USA, where if you can’t pay you don’t get care.
Decent healthcare is a human right and should never be a commodity to be bought and sold. Let’s send a message to Donald Trump to keep his hands off our NHS and ask the UK government to explicitly guarantee that it will never form part of a trade deal with America, nor any other trade deal
Our NHS is there for all of us at the best and worst times of our lives, it’s part of our identity, and it is not for sale. Please sign my petition to help protect our NHS
Sky News Debate
Debate on Sky News between Sonia Adesara (Junior Doctor) and Lawyer Victoria Hewson (IEA representative)