It's Our NHS National Demonstration

Join the national demonstration

Saturday 04 March 2017 at 12:00-17:00

Assemble 12pm Tavistock Square, London WC1  It's Our NHS National Demonstration - Saturday 4 March 2017, London leaflet
March through London to Parliament
We must fight to save our NHS from destruction. The threat is real. It is happening now. Hospitals, GPs, mental health, ambulance and community services are on their knees.
Private companies are gaining an ever greater foothold within the NHS. Years of pay restraint has seen the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010. The government’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are a smokescreen for a massive programme of hospital and community service closures, and are its latest instrument for privatisation.

The NHS is one of our greatest achievements. We cannot allow it to be undermined and ultimately destroyed.

Our NHS, fight for it

Our NHS needs you to fight for it. We must march together, sending a clear message to the government - “the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”

Transport #March4NHS - book your seat now!

To find out about Unite organised transport and to book a seat - see details below.

Please include the following details in your email: Name, Unite membership number, email address and phone contact details. 

Further details will be added here as they are confirmed.

Download Unite’s tips for a top day out- a marcher’s guide, includes route map.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Contact your region

London & Eastern
Eastern – Mark Robinson

North East, Yorkshire and Humberside

For regional transport please email:

North West
Felicity Taylor

South East
Chris Gray

South West

Katie Llewellin

East Midlands .
Maureen Scott-Douglas

West Midlands

Frank Keogh. For coach enquiries please email:


Coaches from:

Clacton - Colchester
Sudbury- Colchester
Felixstowe, Stowmarket & Bury St. Edmunds

Unite (Great Yarmouth Branch) has organised a coach. The coach will pick up in the following towns:

Great Yarmouth
Friday Street Layby nr Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Please book seats directly with Unite branch secretary Kevin Reynolds - email:

North West
Trains from Liverpool, Manchester and Preston.

South East

Coaches from the following towns and cities:

Milton Keynes - Phil Treacy or Jacqueline Houghton.
Southampton - Natalie Cutter
Portsmouth - Amanda Evers
Folkestone/Maidstone - Kathy Walters

Hastings - Alan Mathison
Brighton - Mick Duncan
Reading/Bracknell - Neil Adams

To book a space on a coach and to find out further details (pick up points) please contact the named person by e-mail.

Train from Brighton - Unite members can make a donation if they wish. Meet 9.15am, Brighton station, to collect your ticket. Tickets are only valid when travelling in a group. Travel will be on the following trains:
outward train: 10.05 from Brighton to St Pancras. Return train: 18.00 from Victoria, arriving Brighton 18.54.

South West

Unite SW will pay for members, their friends and family to travel on any of the below coaches:

Bristol Health Branch
7.45 am – Wells Road (opposite Co-op BS4 2QU)
8.00 am – Anchor Road (near @Bristol BS1 5LL)
8.30 am – Laura Place, Bath BA2 4AL

Please book seats directly by contacting Chrissie Gardner by email or on 07983233908. 

Yeovil Trades Council
8.30 am – Yeovil Bus Station

South Devon and Torbay Trades Council
6.00 am - 7 Stars Hotel, Totnes
6.15 am – Paignton Coach Station
6.30 am – Torquay Coach Station
6.45 am - Penn Inn, Newton Abbott

Exeter Trades Council
6.00 am – Belgrave Road (opposite the entrance to the Bus Station)

Stroud against the cuts

9.00 am – Stroud Bus Station

Tickets for this coach must be booked directly on Eventbrite and receipt confirmation emailed to Katie Llewellin for reimbursement

Plymouth Trades Council
7.00 am – Milehouse (Plymouth Argyle) Park and Ride
7.30am – A38 turn off to Ashburton near Dartmoor Lodge Hotel and Shell Petrol Station

Taunton & West Somerset Trades Council
7.15am – Taunton Town Centre (further details to be confirmed closer to the date)

Weston Trades Council
8.00 am   - First pick up at Weston (Locking Road Car Park BS23 3DE). Followed by pick-ups at Easton-in-Gordano and Anchor Road, Bristol opposite @Bristol BS1 5LL. (timings to follow)

Cheltenham and Gloucester

There will also be a coach travelling from the Cheltenham and Gloucester area, however we are waiting for details so please contact Katie on the email address confirmed below if interested.

Should you wish to book a seat on any of the coaches, unless otherwise stated, please email the following details to

Membership Number
Pick up point
Number of travellers
Name of additional travellers
Contact telephone number to be passed on to the coach organiser

West Midlands

Coaches from:
Stoke at 7.00 am
Birmingham at 8.00 am
West Bromwich at 8.00 am
Coventry at 8.30 am
Worcester – Croft Road car/coach park at 8.00 am
Leamington – Newbold Terrace (outside Leamington police station) CV32 4EG at 8.30 am

All enquiries should be via


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