A protest march is being held tomorrow (Thursday June 5) to highlight the risk to the future of many East End GP practices as a result of funding cuts.
It is the latest stage in a campaign launched by the Jubilee Street practice in Mile End Road that has won the backing of Labour’s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham. See the video for an interview he gave to the Evening Standard last month.
Thursday’s march will cross Tower Hamlets in stages, starting from St. Katherine’s Dock surgery in the south west at 2.30pm to Bromley by Bow surgery in the north east.
A rally at Kingsley Hall in Powis Road E3 will start at 6pm.
Speakers include Lord Owen, the former leader of the SDP and a borough resident, Virginia Patania of Jubilee Street surgery, Dr Louise Irvine, the Lewisham hospital campaigner and recent European election candidate for the National Health Action Party, and Candy Udwin, the Whittington Hospital campaigner and chair of London keep our NHS public.
People who live or work locally are urged to support the march at any point along the route. Organisers Called on all GP surgeries and health care workers affected by the cuts to support the campaign.