Please take a minute to put your name to this letter to medical Royal Colleges here, which Dr David Wrigley has organised.

For background about why this important, you could read this short article.

Please note that ‘medical Royal Colleges’ does not include the Royal Colleges of Nursing, Midwives, or Speech and Language Therapists – see ‘Professional Associations’.

If you have more time:
Please write to members of the House of Lords, stressing your own professional experience, and asking them to vote against the regulations on 24 April. For more information and contact details for Peers, see here.

You could also write to the newspapers, and to your professional magazines and journals.

And finally, you could write directly to the head of your Royal College, asking them to strongly oppose the NHS Privatisation Regulations. In particular, ask them if they will:
• lobby the House of Lords to vote to annul the NHS Privatisation Regulations in parliament on 24th April
• publicly call on government to withdraw the Regulations
• share this information with their members and encourage them to speak out.

Their contact details are:
Royal College of Physicians Sir Richard Thompson richard.thompson[at]

Royal College of GPs Clare Gerada president[at]

Royal College of Surgeons Professor Norman Williams president[at]

Royal College of Psychiatrists Professor Sue Bailey sbailey[at]

Royal College of Pathologists Dr Archie Prentice Archie.Prentice[at]

Royal College of Paediatrics Dr Hilary Cass president[at]

Royal College of Obs & Gynae Dr Anthony Falconer president[at]

Royal College of Opthamologists Professor Harminder Dua president[at]

Royal College of Radiologists Jane Barrett president[at]

Royal College of Anaesthetists Dr Jean-Pierre van Besouw president[at]

Faculty of Occupational Medicine Dr Olivia Carlton president[at]

Faculty of Sexual & Reprod Health Dr Chris Wilkinson dhalfnight[at]

Faculty of Public Health Professor Lindsey Davies president[at]

College of Emergency Medicine Mr Mike Clancy mc.prescem[at]