Our History

  • Held regular and ad hoc organising meetings to decide on future actions since February 2011.
  • Lobbied the BMA doctors' organisation all London February 2011 meeting to try to persuade them to oppose Lansley's Health & Social Care Bill - at the end of November 2011 after much further campaigning across the country by many people the BMA has finally committed to complete opposition to the Health & Social Care Bill. 
  • Organised a strong public meeting in Lewisham to raise awareness of Lansley's privatisation plans in his Health and Social Care Bill in March 2011.
  • Organised a street theatre action to build a supporters' database for a local 'defend our NHS' campaign in March / April 2011.


  • Leafleted Deptford Market, Lewisham Market & Lewisham Hospital to build a presence in the borough and reach out to health workers, patients and members of the public who want to get involved in the fight to defend our NHS in April / May 2011.


  • Collected signatures for pro NHS petitions on an onging basis.


  • Helped build local demos and all London 'defend our NHS' demonstrations from February 2011 to the present.


  • Put pressure on neighbouring MP through organising a constituency surgery lobby of Simon Hughes, whose Liberal Democrat party is sleep-walking into destroying the NHS in the spring of 2011 and February 2012.


  • Marched as Lewisham KONP on the May and July 2011 all London NHS demos.
  • Launched the Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public branch in June 2011.


  • Organised an all day KONP stall at Lewisham People's Day July 2011 to raise awareness of the forthcoming privatisation of the NHS.


  • Attended the "Block Westminster Bridge for the NHS" demo on Sunday 9th October 2011.


  • Organised a picket of Lansley outside BBC's Question Time, in October 2011 for the full story click here .


  • Key Lewisham KONP activists part organised a picket of Lansley at Cameron's sham NHS summit at Downing Street on 20th February 2012 - the protest made the front page of BBC news online and the front page of the Daily Mirror the following day. See the Mirror article here.


  • Organised a February 2012 lobby of MP Simon Hughes attended by at least 30 supporters including the Strawberry Thieves choir, our very own sound system, the 'ConDem Health Lottery' game - and drew the signatures of 160 Bermondsey residents in less than 2 hours, more than one signature every 60 seconds for our open letter to Simon Hughes against the Health and Social Care Bill. Full story click here.
  • Lewisham KONP activists returned to LibDem MP Simon Hughes' constituency office on 10th March 2012 to gain more  support from his constituents against the Health & Social Care Bill.
  • Organised a leafleting of the Virgin London Marathon in April 2012 to raise awareness of how Virgin will profit from the privatisation of our NHS. Full story click here.
  • Helped to co-found the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign in September 2012 along with other NHS campaigning organisations in Lewisham.


Keep up to date with what Lewisham KONP are doing by checking out our forthcoming activities.