Hope is born from passion. Bring Back the NHS was, above all, a cry of hope. From gentle determination to fiery defiance, from compassion to fury, the conviction of the speakers and the feelings of the audience bore one simple truth: the NHS must not die. We shall not allow it.
All the speeches from the evening are now available. To find the speech from Professor Allyson Pollock about why we need an NHS Reinstatement Bill, click the Playlist (top left hand corner) and choose speech 8.
Sir Ian McKellen, the host of Bring Back the NHS, alongside Professor Allyson Pollock, the coauthor of the NHS Reinstatement Bill
Backstage – all the Bring Back the NHS Speakers
Danny Boyle (Director – films, theatre and the London Olympics ceremony) was the warm-up act
Professor Allyson Pollock, one of the co-authors of the NHS Reinstatement Bill
Dr Chidi Ejimofo (Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Lewisham Hospital)
Dr Gurjinder Singh Sandhu (Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Ealing Hospital)
Virginia Patania (GP practice manager, Tower Hamlets)
Linda Peanberg King (NHS campaigner and 38 Degrees)
Marcus Chown (Writer, Broadcaster and NHS Campaigner)