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Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich NHAP to hold public meeting

PUBLISHED: 10:14 10 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:54 10 September 2014

The meeting will take place in Eltham.

The meeting will take place in Eltham.

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The recently formed Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich local group of the National Health Action Party (NHAP) will be holding a meeting in Eltham.

The meeting is aiming to raise public awareness of NHS privatisation and the threats that current legislation pose.

Dr Clive Peedell and Dr Richard Taylor, founder members of the National Health Action Party, said: “We formed the party at the end of 2012 because we believed that a new political party was needed to defend the NHS and its values. Together with other health care professionals, we were seriously concerned about the impact of the Coalition Government’s Health & Social Care Bill.”

Local GP Bob Gill, an executive member of NHAP who will be speaking at the meeting, said: “Current legislation moves us ever closer to an American style insurance based health service, despite the fact that the NHS currently spends 9.4 per cent of the UK budget on health; the European average is 12 pc, and the US spends 18 pc. The UK also has a higher life expectancy and lower infant mortality rate than the USA.”

The meeting will be held at St Mary’s Community Centre, Eltham, on September 18 at 7.30pm.

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