To All MPs for Northumbria: Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Ronnie Campbell MP, Guy Opperman MP and Ian Lavery MP
1) Ask Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, to reveal the details of the ‘capped expenditure process’ (CEP) for Northumbria.
2) Ask Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, to give local NHS areas extra funding so that decisions to change local services are based on what's best for patients, not simply to plug a funding gap.
Why is this important?Health Minister Jeremy Hunt is about to sign off secret plans to force changes to local NHS services. And it’s all just to cut costs. The plans could mean cuts to hospital beds, selling off hospital land and cutting NHS staff.
The plans - called a "capped expenditure process" - are being finished right now. Because the plans are secret it's hard to say exactly which services in our area could be at risk. But the scale of the threat is clear - NHS bosses have been told to 'think the unthinkable' for these plans.
The best way to stop these cuts is to get them out in the open and demand that our NHS is funded properly. So please can you sign the petition now, asking your MP to stand up for the NHS in Northumbria?
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