global healthWhen? Monday, 21 July 2014 18:30 to 20:30

Where? Committee Room 10, House of Commons

Title: TTIP and the NHS

Chair: David Schoibl, Labour Movement for Europe

Speakers: Andy Burnham MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Health ) Mary Honeyball MEP, Bert Schouwenberg (GMB – international officer)

Introduced by Jos Bell (SHA & Lewisham Hospital Campaigner)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP has been a hot issue for green and left campaigners in the recent European Elections across most of the EU and is now topic of intensive civil society campaigning, with trade-unions also becoming more vocal on the issue. NHS reform, marketization and (part-) privatisation has never been off the news ever since the 2010 General Election, but developments are coming to a crunch here as well. This meeting aims to investigate if an how TTIP negotiations and the future of the NHS are connected, if TTIP poses a threat to public health care systems on the European side of the Atlantic, if there are safeguards for the NHS which should be demanded by the European negotiators, etc.

On the other hand, pro-European campaigners have been using TTIP and its expected boost for jobs and growth as a strong counter argument against #BREXIT.

Please RSVP to Jos Bell gladabout@o2.co.uk and help promote this event among your friends and networks

Organised by the Socialist Health Association (London Branch) and the Labour Movement for Europe