Universal healthcare has been a fundamental human right in many developed countries for decades. Britain led the way in establishing the National Health Service in 1948 from the wreckage of World War II, but unbeknown to the public UK governments have secretly been removing that right.

The Great NHS Heist documentary is an expose of the stealth privatisation of England's health service.

The internationally respected system has been repurposed in the interests of the American medical-industrial complex. Once beautifully efficient, the public NHS has been corporatized and rendered a shrunken, wasteful, fragmented, and dysfunctional system, designed to fail patients, exploit and demoralise staff and return profits for an array of private providers. The final stage is capturing control of the budgets by US insurance giants including UnitedHealth. The political class has sold out the nation, often enriching themselves on behalf of foreign interests. A decades-long monumental betrayal, hidden from public perception by a compliant media.

This film sheds light into the deadly imposed darkness.

'One can’t praise the film too highly. The analysis, production values and the lead interviewees, are all excellent...the Heist is not just indispensable, it is seminal.' Stewart Player (policy analyst and author of The Plot Against the NHS)

'I see this film as being a very important part of the struggle....for everything that makes us civilised and everything that we should be proud of.' Francesca Martinez (comedienne/writer)


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Films For Patrons: Donate $5/mo to Gain Access to These Great Films

Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.


Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

During this time we've been able to reach tens of millions of people - not by owning a TV network or spending truckloads of cash on advertising, but because millions of awesome people keep sharing 'films for action' with their friends on social media - in particular, our 850,000 supporters on Facebook and 70,000 site members. 

One of the coolest things is, thanks to our patrons, our library is ad-free and 100% supported by member donations, while 99% of our library is free to access and always will be. The pay-per-view films on our site, of course, help support the filmmakers, and 90-100% of the revenue for PPV films hosted by us goes to the filmmakers. 

To thank our $5/mo patrons, we partner with filmmakers and distributors to provide access to a growing number of films that are normally pay-per-view. With just 24 highly curated films at the moment, it's basically a mini "Netflix for world changers," but its main function is to support the library as a whole.

If you'd like to know more, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker or distributor looking to collaborate, drop us a line via our contact page. 

Tim Hjersted
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Lawrence, KS