Tens of thousands of people have marched through London to mark the NHSâ€™s 70th anniversary and demand an end to government cuts and further privatisation of the health service.
Shortly after,Â Jeremy CorbynÂ addressed the crowd â€“ organisers said there were about 40,000 people present â€“ demanding an end to privatisation, the closure of the internal market, for staff to no longer be subcontracted to private companies and for social care to be properly funded.
NHS workers from Wigan, who have been on strike over privatisation at their hospital, spoke about how there are plans to transfer hundreds of staff from the NHS to a private sector company called WWL Solutions on 1 August.
The government has faced enduring criticism that it has failed to adequately fund the NHS since 2010, and that it has overseen a decline in the once widely admired public health service as a way to privatise it by stealth.
Earlier this month, Theresa May promised an extraÂ Â£20bn of funding as part of a â€œBrexit dividendâ€, although a government spending watchdogÂ challenged the basisÂ of the pledge, which it suggested was ambiguous.
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45