AN ENGLISH teacher will be visiting the Moorlands and East Staffordshire as part of his campaign to 'Save The NHS'. James Corbett, an English Teacher from Chester, is currently walking from Glasgow’s Royal Children’s Hospital to the Houses of Parliament in order to protest the “creeping privatisation of the NHS.” James said: “The 2012 Health and Social Care act erased the Government’s responsibility to keep the NHS as free at point of use.
“This has left the NHS vulnerable to exploitation by profit driven companies – the results could be catastrophic for ordinary people.”
James said of what he thinks should be done to ‘save the NHS’: “Well quite simply, all political parties must recommit to the idea of a free and national, health service.
“That clause that made the Government legally responsible for maintaining a free NHS has to go back in.”
James added: “The campaign page is really taking off. People are chipping in with stories, messages of support and help.
“This is not about me and what I’m doing. It’s about them, and all of us.
“The NHS is for everyone and it has to stay that way.”
James intends to complete his walk across Great Britain just after the recommencement of Parliament on September 5.
When he arrives in towns and cities along his route James said that he would love it if people would join him – even if it was just for a mile or two.
James will be arriving in Cheadle tomorrow (Thursday, August 22) via the A521, and then moving on to Uttoxeter on Friday via the A552.
James added: “It’s a lonely business this walking. My internal voice has become very loud. And don’t get me started on the state of my feet.”
Links to James facebook page/ petition and fundraising page can be found at www.jamesnhswalk.org.
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