Renfrew Women for Independence will officially launch their group on Saturday with an event featuring MP Dr Phillipa Whitford.
In this woman only event titled ‘Brexit and the NHS’ Dr Whitford will speak about the impact Brexit is going to have on the NHS, and the alternatives to this.
The Central Ayrshire SNP MP will speak from her vast experience both as a surgeon and as an MP and there will be opportunity to ask questions about the topic as well as about Scottish Independence.
Renfrew WFI’s Caroline McDonald said “We are proud to have Dr Phillipa Whitford MP speaking at our first event. Brexit is a worrying prospect for many and there has been no real information on the significant impact it will have on public services like the NHS, which we all rely on. Dr Phillipa Whitford MP’s passion and knowledge are hugely respected and we are sure people will enjoy hearing from her and being able to ask her questions. We are delighted also to have support from our Paisley WFI sisters as we launch.
Renfrew WFI are a new group and are keen to interact with as many women in Renfrew and the surrounding areas as possible. Recently the group has held street stalls across the area which have been well received and are planning future events that allow women to engage with politics is a safe and relaxed environment.
A spokesperson said: “Brexit is going to have a profound impact on the NHS and this event will provide a platform for women from all political persuasions to discuss and learn about what – and how these changes are going to affect their lives. Although Paisley WFI are a diverse bunch, we all believe in a healthcare system based on need, rather than the ability to pay for it. Brexit – and how its going to impact the NHS, challenges that belief. We hope this event will give us some more answers.”
‘Brexit and the NHS with Dr Phillipa Whitford’ is a women only event, which takes place at 11am on Saturday 18th May at Paisley’s Methodist Central Halls. Refreshments will be provided and the event is free of charge. Children are welcome.
Tickets can be secured on Eventbrite by clicking on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brexit-the-nhs-women-only-event-with-dr-phillipa-whitford-tickets-58917368435.