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Hospitalisation from Covid-19 surges as Cummings makes new charges

Hospitalisation from Covid-19 surges as Cummings makes new charges The increasing numbers of people being hospitalised by Covid-19 ought to be a warning to those who argue that the virus is essentially “over”.

NHS in crisis as patients queue for 12 hours to see doctors

NHS in crisis as patients queue for 12 hours to see doctors Sick people are queuing for up to twelve hours to see a doctor at some of Britain’s busiest hospitals.

Battles at Aberdeen city council + Sandwell leisure trust + Royal London hospital

Battles at Aberdeen city council + Sandwell leisure trust + Royal London hospital Aberdeen workers are striking over plans to merge the role of housing officer and support officer

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July  + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland Campaigners and health workers are set to come together on 3 July in ­protests that also celebrate the NHS’s 73 birthday.

Tower Hamlets GPs won’t comply with Tory plan to share patient data with corporations

Tower Hamlets GPs won’t comply with Tory plan to share patient data with corporations Opposition is growing to Tory plans that would allow private businesses and others to access the full medical histories of 55 million NHS patients in England.

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England Health workers in Scotland campaigning for a decent pay rise were set to march on the Edinburgh parliament this Saturday.

The NHS will allow businesses full access to your health data

29 May 2021
NHS England is opening up patients’ medical records for sale to corporations—including Big Pharma. Sam Ord looks at how our data is being collated and shared for reasons of profit

Police use mental distress claims to target Muslims

24 May 2021
A new report has found that counter-terrorism police are using claims of mental distress to lock up and intimidate people, writes Isabel Ringrose

Keep up the battle over NHS pay in Scotland

16 May 2021
Unison union members followed their leaders recommendation to accept 4 percent. But the RCN says it will keep pushing for a better deal.

Social care plans a sham

11 May 2021
Attacks on ordinary people are being masked by proposals to support the adult social care system and NHS.

Vote left in Unison national executive elections

06 May 2021
Voting has begun in the elections for the Unison union’s leading body, the national executive committee (NEC).

How does culture affect the human brain?

04 May 2021
John Parrington spoke to Sophie Squire about his new book Mind Shift

Britain remains in danger despite lockdown lifting

04 May 2021
The media is abuzz with talk of relaxing and lifting lockdown restrictions and virus cases are low in Britain at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that the risks have gone away completely.

Victory against outsourcer Mitie at Carlisle hospital

01 May 2021
Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments

Protesters fight US corporate takeover of GP services

23 April 2021
Health campaigners across Britain joined a day of action on Thursday against the takeover of GP practices by a US healthcare giant.

Scottish health workers furious at union backing for 4 percent pay offer

13 April 2021
Health workers in Scotland are furious that their Unison union is recommending they accept the Holyrood government’s offer of a paltry 4 percent pay rise.

Should we be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine?

09 April 2021
Dr Kambiz Boomla says the vaccine is safe—but commercial interests are not

Centene grabs GP surgeries, and its former boss is advising Johnson

05 April 2021
Campaigners fear that surgeries will now be staffed in the cheapest way possible, with regular doctors replaced by locums, and cheaper medical staff.

Tens of thousands of NHS workers are suffering with ‘long Covid’

04 April 2021
Over a million workers in Britain have been hit by devastating “long Covid”. 

Health workers stage day of action for pay

01 April 2021
Health workers across Britain labelled Boris Johnson an “April Fool” on Thursday 1 April.

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