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404,789 of 1,000,000 signatures

To Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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Introduce legal safeguards for our NHS and public health service to guarantee that no matter what happens in trade negotiations, our NHS will never be on the table.

Why is this important?

More people than ever are needing our hospitals and NHS services to stay healthy in the midst of this coronavirus outbreak. It goes to show how much we rely on our NHS, how vital it is that we protect it and how important it is that we put the needs of patients first.

Right now, the UK government is preparing for trade negotiations with Donald Trump. Key US officials have already said that they want our NHS to be on the table, so that they can negotiate things like increasing the price the NHS is forced to pay for medicines.

The UK government has offered warm words about protecting our NHS, but in quick and tense negotiations with countries like America, warm words are not enough. We need our NHS protected in law.