Had an email re Save the NHS March, complaining that BBC had dropped coverage before marchers reached end. Yes, with my journalist hat on, it was because Editors would have discovered the March didn’t say anything. It was a massive protest without a coherent message.
Marchers need to go home, and think about what public actually want. Then choose ONE local campaign for a local service, and get behind that. If people know that their A & E is going to be closed, etc. they will get activated and tell hospital authorities they must save money elsewhere. Then choose what service is to be closed. Because there is no doubt more services will be cut back, such as waiting times for cancer tests. Difficult to pinpoint when times are extended – so cutting funding for these are favourites with hospital administrators. We need to tell these Admin people what WE want, what We consider a priority and what We are happy to down-grade or lose altogether.