A phenomenon is underway on social media – the #publicduty hashtag and related posts. Physicians take an oath to protect their patients. Nurses and other NHS staff devote their lives to it. And they’re fulfilling that public duty – by speaking, plainly and publicly, of the damage our NHS has suffered and continues to suffer at the hands of the Tories.
Why? And why do they need to?
Because the tame corporate media will never tell it straight to the UK public. They’ll fudge, obscure, ‘balance’ – or just ignore it altogether. Even worse, some will try to exploit the NHS’ troubles to nudge us toward private healthcare under euphemisms such as ‘co-payment’.
Below are some of the NHS staff obeying their #publicduty to warn the public what’s happening to our NHS – and what will happen to it if the country votes in a Tory government. You’ll find lots more if you do a quick search on Twitter.
If you work in your NHS and on Twitter, tell your story with a #publicduty hashtag and post a comment here with a link so it can be added to the post to create a permanent record of this government’s hatred of the NHS that the public can read about – and vote on in the General Election.
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As a cancer specialist with 20yrs NHS experience, it's my public duty to inform the public that Tories are dismantling & privatising the NHS
— Clive Peedell (@cpeedell) January 18, 2015
As a nurse it is my duty to inform the public that after 7 Tory years the NHS has been decimated. You and your children's health is at risk https://t.co/knvS436i2g
— Barbara Campbell (@militantbarb) April 20, 2017
— Alex Ashman (@AlexAshman) April 20, 2017
As a doctor it is my duty to confirm to the public that after 7 Tory years the NHS has been decimated. Everyone's health is at risk. https://t.co/i7Xzu7KIoG
— Andy Conway Morris 😷🧼🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@andymoz78) April 21, 2017
— Karen Russell-Hunt (@KarenRHx) April 22, 2017
— Dr Lauren Gavaghan (@DancingTheMind) April 22, 2017
— Dr Dominic Pimenta (@juniordrblog) April 21, 2017