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JUST 10 days remain of health minister Andrew Lansley’s NHS ‘listening exercise’. Last week, the Royal College of GPs said the plans in the Health and Social Care Bill could ‘unravel’ the NHS.

On Saturday, Sheffield Keep Our NHS Public took a snapshot of opinion in the city centre. They were asked if they agree with cuts and privatisation in the NHS and an overwhelming 372 people said ‘No’, two voted ‘Yes’.

Andrew Lansley promised he would listen to what people think about his Health and Social Care Bill, but the Chair of the BMA, Dr Hamish Meldrum said this month: “When we tell him his plans aren’t working, he doesn’t seem to want to hear.”

We need to keep the pressure on the Government and stop their attempt to destroy the NHS.

We will join with other NHS campaigners including GPs and medical students to demonstrate their opposition to the reforms.

Assembling outside the Royal Hallamshire Hospital at 11am on Saturday, people will march into town for a rally at the Town Hall. We hope many people come to support the NHS.

Jill Chanter, Sheffield

Keep Our NHS Public