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Tens of thousands of patients could be left lying on trolleys this winter

Tens of thousands of patients could be left lying on trolleys this winter This winter could be the worst on record for frontline emergency care departments.

Volunteering is no answer to Tory cuts

Volunteering is no answer to Tory cuts Eight years after David Cameron pledged to create a “Big Society” the Tories have finally made good on his promise.

Letters—Oxford Union has helped to legitimise far right bigotry

Letters—Oxford Union has helped to legitimise far right bigotry The Oxford Union, a posh private debating club for Oxford University students, invited far right guru Steve Bannon to speak a fortnight ago.

Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal?

Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal? Solidarity is growing for a nurse and leading union activist who has been suspended from holding office in the Unison union.

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay A leading health worker in Unison has been suspended from holding office in the union, according to leaked internal emails.

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS

25 October 2018
An east London GP has warned that elderly people could die this winter because of flu vaccine shortages.

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses

15 October 2018
A walkout by hundreds of outsourced workers in Greater Manchester could help to push back the influence of private companies across the health service, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers

11 October 2018
More than 200 outsourced health workers took to the picket lines on Thursday morning

Back Bolton health workers’ battle for NHS pay

09 October 2018
Outsourced health workers in Bolton were set to begin a 48-hour walkout for higher pay on Thursday.

Mental health cuts leave quarter of patients waiting three months for treatment

09 October 2018
Shocking new research has revealed the scale of the crisis facing mental health services.

Stockpiles of body parts are just the latest failure of NHS privatisation

06 October 2018
Hundreds of tonnes of body parts and surgical waste have been stockpiled by a major outsourcer.

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune

02 October 2018
The health service could soon be forced to pay £400 million to a multinational

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal

01 October 2018
A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

Pay figures show scale of institutional racism in NHS

28 September 2018
Shocking new statistics have revealed the scale of institutional racism within the health service.

Strikes keep up pressure against NHS outsourcing

25 September 2018
Health workers across Kent began a five-day strike against a dangerous new form of privatisation on Monday.

As the Infected Blood Inquiry begins - campaigners call for truth and justice

24 September 2018
An inquiry into the infected blood scandal began on Monday. Thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood during the late 1970s and 1980s. More than 2,800 have died.

NHS strikes against outsourcing set to take place in Kent and York

17 September 2018
Health workers are stepping up the fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation that threatens the NHS

East London health trust drops racist ID checks after protest

13 September 2018
Health campaigners are celebrating after east London’s biggest trust hospitals trust partially backed down over checking patients’ immigration status

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

04 September 2018
The Unison union is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly-owned subsidiary company.

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