By Derek Jones, Health National Industrial Sector, North West region
I'm going to march to tell the coalition that the people of Britain love the NHS and want the managed decline being forced on us to stop! Ordinary people who use the NHS are seeing their local hospitals' A&Es closing. services such as physiotherapy and blood testing are being provided by private companies who give poorer services, waiting lists are rising and there is a lack of investment in trained and ancillary staff. Patients are having to travel further as services are merged and choice is being lost. I'm marching to fight the privatisation by stealth of our great free NHS!