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Sick I.D. checks must go says GP

Sick I.D. checks must go says GP Health workers have slammed moves to make them check foreign patients’ IDs as racist and dangerous.

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.

Thirty days notice of eviction for care home residents

Thirty days notice of eviction for care home residents Care home residents in Doncaster—including many receiving end-of-life care—were told last week they were being evicted

Hospitals rationing care are rapped—but not funded

Hospitals rationing care are rapped—but not funded NHS bosses have told local trusts to stop denying hip operations. But the Tories’ STP plans insist they make cuts

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.

Tens of thousands strong NHS demo shows Tory cuts can be beaten

Tens of thousands strong NHS demo shows Tory cuts can be beaten Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports from last Saturday’s huge NHS march and argues that Tory cuts can be beaten

'Migrants are saving the NHS'—voices from the Our NHS march

07 March 2017
Video footage from the It's Our NHS national demonstration in London

Huge march for our NHS shows the fury against the Tories

07 March 2017
Over 200,000 joined a demonstration in London. It shows there's a mood to fight, and win

Tens of thousands on national demonstration to save the NHS

07 March 2017
Chants of "Whose NHS? Our NHS" are ringing out in central London as thousands gather for the national demonstration to defend the health service today, Saturday.

March for NHS could launch movement against Tory health plans

07 March 2017
Tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of London today, Saturday, in defence of the NHS

What's behind the NHS crisis?

07 March 2017
As tens of thousands of people get ready to march for the NHS in London tomorrow, Blyth Brentnall looks at what’s causing the NHS crisis—and pins the blame on austerity and privatisation

Unite for our NHS—blame Tories not migrants

28 February 2017
Patients’ lives are being lost as relentless Tory attacks have pushed the NHS past breaking point.

Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society

28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives

Toxic hospital cuts plan is provoking local resistance

21 February 2017
Some councils are refusing to sign up to the Tories’ STP cuts plans. Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that local health campaigns are showing how to challenge the attacks on our NHS

Blame the right for the shifting Labour vote

21 February 2017
Labour must take on the Tories and racism to win back more working class support

Resist the Tories' STP plan—to Slash, Trash and Privatise the NHS

21 February 2017
The Tories’ NHS plans will mean hospital closures across England. But there is growing opposition to the STPs, with local groups springing up across England to oppose them.

The intensive scare around ‘health tourism’ is helping the Tories kill the NHS

14 February 2017
It’s not migrants who are draining the NHS - and laws to deny them free care are costing lives

Jeremy Hunt's racist clampdown in the NHS will cost lives

07 February 2017
Prime minister Theresa May and health minister Jeremy Hunt ramped up the assault on migrants and the NHS this week.

Newcastle joins the fight to stop STPs and to save the NHS

07 February 2017
Chants of “Save our NHS” rang through Newcastle city centre as over 1,000 people joined a march against the Tories’ assault on the health service last Saturday.

Surgical strikers say low pay won’t cut it

31 January 2017
The workers who disinfect and sterilise surgical instruments at three south Wales hospitals struck on Wednesday of last week.

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