Alan Hall has been elected to the national governing body – the Central Council – of the Socialist Health Association.
Alan Hall said: “I have been campaigning for the NHS for many years in South East London including the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign recently. It is an honour to join the national campaigners in the Socialist Health Association in the 70th year of our NHS.”
The Socialist Health Association is a campaigning membership organisation. It promotes health and well-being and the eradication of inequalities through the application of socialist principles to society and government. Believing that these objectives can best be achieved through collective rather than individual action.
The SHA stands for:
- Universal publicly provided healthcare meeting patients’ needs, free at the point of use, funded by taxation
- Democracy based on freedom of information, election not selection and local decision making
- Equality based on true equality of opportunity and progressive taxation
SHA is a campaign for an integrated healthcare system which reduces inequalities in health and is accountable to the communities it serves. it is affiliated to the Labour Party. Until 1980 it was known as the Socialist Medical Association.
At the last meeting of the Central Council Professor Allyson Pollock was elected Honorary President. More details are here