Please write to members of the House of Lords, asking them to vote against the regulations on 24 April. For more information, template letters, and contact details for Peers, see here. Try and personalise letters, and stress your own professional experience – this carries a lot of weight.

You could also write to the newspapers (local or national), and to your professional magazines and journals.

You could write directly to the head of your Professional Body, 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 circulate it widely.

You could also write to your local representatives – but there is very little time, so may well be worth going straight to the top as well. And please do share this information amongst your colleagues, networks, and (if you can) use this leaflet in your workplace, as well.

Find the contact details for your professional association, below:
Royal College of Nurses – email the head, Peter.Carter[at]
Royal College of Midwives
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
British Association of Occupational Therapists
Institute of Biomedical Scientists
Clinical Scientists
British Dietetic Association
British Psychological Society
Association of Educational Psychologists
British and Irish Orthoptic Association
British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
Arts, Drama and Music Therapists

Please do share any useful information you find out, below.