Protect Our NHS (BANES) Group has evolved out of 38degrees Bath Group which was formed in 2012 to fight the implementation of the Health and Social Care Bill proposed by the Tory/Libdem Coalition. Since the bill was passed we have been monitoring its effects and campaigning against changes that would have a detrimental effect on the Health and Social Care provision in Bath and surrounding areas.
Nick from Hackney has been a GP for 30 years said, "We've lost a quarter of the GP full time equivalent workforce since 2012, so in seven years we are 10,218 GP full time equivalents down.
"So we have the lowest funding per capita in comparable countries, the lowest beds per capita, nearly the lowest doctors and way below the average nurses per capita to all comparable countries. So you've got queues in corridors.
"Now we're entering a period which is really truly unprecedented."