Why healthcare workers rather than professionals?
I started this site to try and develop an association/network that would have :
* A radical analysis of how healthcare is provided in the UK
* A class analysis, whilst also having a critique of the other ways we are divided, oppressed including according to sex/gender and sexuality, age, race, physical ability, legal status.
* A position on the ongoing privatisation of the NHS as well as a vision for how things could be.
* Solidarity and support for healthcare workers within UK and internationally.
With this in mind, I felt I wanted to include everyone whose job was necessary to healthcare provision. I believe that a false division (frequently along class/sex/race lines) exists, whereby the contribution of those not deemed professionals is sidelined. I believe that cleanliness and food in hospitals, for example, is crucial to the healthcare of the patient. I believe in the strength of workers when we are united together to fight for our conditions and our ability to provide the best possible healthcare.
I want to acknowledge that a friendly and dedicated “domestic” on a ward is a boon to the rest of the multi disciplinary team. They are a part of it.
Please let me know your thoughts below.