On Friday 12 June 2015, local residents and patients of the walk in centre in Grays, sent a strong message to Jackie Doyle Price MP, that they oppose NHS closures, the privatisation of services like Purfleet Care Centre, where Virgin Care run services, click here for info, and oppose the NHS being part of the secret EU/US trade deal called TTIP.
All the photos can be seen here on Flickr
Over 2300 people signed a petition to their MP Jackie Doyle Price, but she did not attend to collect the petitions or send apologies, despite invitation to come and speak to her constituents.
Grays Walk In Centre to Close
After nearly a year of engagement with local communities and stakeholders, Thurrock CCG has decided to close the walk–in service based in Grays.
The Governing Body came to the unanimous decision to close the walk–in service at its May meeting after the CCG’s engagement with the public and stakeholders over the previous year. The GP service based at the same premises in Thurrock Health Centre is unaffected by this decision.
You can read the CCG announcement here Decision to close walk–in service
There are also some stories from the local press here
Here in Thurrock the Peoples NHS are supporting the concerns of local residents on this issue, and the cuts and privatisation across the country, with petitions to their MP Jackie Doyle-Price .
WHAT CAN WE DO?
The first thing is to sign the petition, then we need to let our friends, family, neighbors and work colleagues know what is happening to our NHS.
If you can help to get signatures on petitions or want more information on how you can help, please e mail us firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you.
HOW CAN WE GET OUR MP TO ANSWER OUR CONCERNS?
Jackie Doyle-Price holds regular MP surgeries for her constituents.
If you are on of her constituents you can make an appointment to see him, click here.
Our MP’s are democratically elected to represent us and our interests.
MP’s should be accountable to their constituencies on all matters, especially those relating to our NHS.
We have been helping local residents take action in Grays, here are a few photos, the full set can be viewed on Flickr