Dozens attend NHS demonstration outside Bassetlaw Hospital

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A demonstration held at the weekend outside Worksop’s Bassetlaw Hospital attracted around 60 people as a group of campaigners fight for action to save the NHS.

Dr Simon Taylor, who led the rally, called the day a “great success”, which raised a total of £130 for the Royal College of Nursing strike fund.

The Worksop-born GP and councillor Jo White, deputy leader for Bassetlaw Council and Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Bassetlaw, gave speeches “about the excess deaths in the NHS due to its collapse”.

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The former Army doctor stated he frequently uses Basssetlaw Hospital for his patients at his Gainsborough doctors practice. In a previous statement he said it was quicker to give patients emergency healthcare in warzones than it is currently in the NHS.

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Dr Taylor has repeatedly called on Bassetlaw MP Brendan Clarke-Smith to take action to save the NHS. Mr Clarke-Smith has previously alleged Dr Taylor is a “Labour activist”, and said the protest was a “cheap party political stunt”.

The GP said he has written to the Free Speech Union to invite Mr Clarke-Smith to call a meeting and debate with him. He claims he has yet had “no response”.