Call goes out to write a song for the NHS

Can you write a song for our National Health Service?

A group of people in Belper are running a competition to remind people of the good things about the NHS.

A spokesman for Belper SOSNHS said: “Why is a song needed? For a start, we should celebrate the NHS; we all contribute, and we all benefit. It’s free when we need it.

“Recently, the NHS is getting a bad press. Nothing is perfect and every public service should be constantly improved, but look at what we’ve got. The Commonwealth Health Policy Review said ‘the NHS was ranked FIRST for access to care, with ability to pay not an issue; heart disease in the UK has seen the largest fall in death rates in Europe, breast cancer death rates have plummeted by 40 per cent over the last 30 years and NHS patient satisfaction is always high’.

“So Belper SOSNHS decided to emphasise the positive and invite you talented Derbyshire people to write us a song. Make it personal, make it funny, make it sad, make it the way YOU want it. We have a great panel of judges and there will be prizes.”

Get in touch well before the closing date of June 30 as the group will be putting on a concert in July.

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