A day for activists from Cornwall and Devon to learn, meet, and plan

Get together with other activists and fight for our NHS!

Date: Saturday 14 November 2015

Time: 09.30am registration for 10am start. Finish at 4.30pm

Place: Territorial Army Hall, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin PL31 1DX

Registration: £5 (this is to cover the costs of renting the hall for the day). Please bring food for shared lunch.

  1. Please fill out this online registration form for the conference>>>
  2. then  buy your ticket – see right hand sidebar and click the ‘buy’ button and follow the instructions (we are using the online platform Eventbrite to do this)

Alternatively, you can pay by cheque made out to Keep Our NHS Public Cornwall. Please send to 3 Long-a-Row Close, Crackington Haven, Cornwall EX23 0PG

Agenda for the day


Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, 1997-2015; co-sponsor of NHS Reinstatement Bill. He will speak about remedying the impact of NHS reorganisations

Lucy Reynolds, activist and a research fellow at the London School of Tropical Medicine who has studied the NHS extensively. She will speak about PFI debt and the devolution of the NHS to localities.

Iain Chorlton, Chair,Kernow CCG. He will speak about NHS & social care devolution

Deborah Hopkins, nurse and teacher; Unite and Labour Party activist who will talk about the NHS funding crisis.

The morning will be devoted to speakers, questions, and discussion and the afternoon to small, practical workshops discussing what to do and how. Participants will structure the small groups to suit the way they want to work.

Afternoon Workshops

We have a guest speaker (name as yet unknown) coming down from 38 Degrees head office to kick off the workshops using this helpful resource – see below – which you can download. It is choc full of excellent ideas and I urge you to have a glance before you come on the day so that we all hit the ground running.

Please see the workshop as a first step towards working groups where members agree to maintain contact after the conference and develop and implement their own campaign plan of action in the coming months ahead. Whether or not this happens is very much down to participants, but this conference can be the beginning of a process, not a one-off event.

Download and share our flyer!