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Government knew years ago that the NHS could not cope with virus

30 March 2020
The NHS failed a test of its ability to withstand a major pandemic more than three years ago but the results were not made public.

Thousands across the country clap to show solidarity with the NHS

27 March 2020
The #ClapForOurCarers this week was a huge, grassroots event that reflected a desire by ordinary people to show solidarity, pull together and help one another in difficult times.

No hand sanitiser, no social distancing, no protection – workers speak out

25 March 2020
Tube workers in London are furious at being asked to risk their health by working in unsafe conditions as the coronavirus crisis grows.

Government cost-cutting in the NHS over a decade ago is putting lives at risk now

25 March 2020
Why is the NHS failing to get the right protective equipment to health workers coming face to face with the coronavirus?

Anxious, exhausted and angry—health workers speak out

20 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the dire state of Britain’s underfunded NHS. Health workers battling the virus spoke to Socialist Worker about the harsh reality of being on the frontline

Coronavirus—‘We need emergency action’

14 March 2020
The Socialist Workers Party has made a statement calling for urgent measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis and protect people's lives

Covid-19 - a virus that exposes the system’s failures

08 March 2020
The coronavirus, like all serious epidemics, reveals capitalism’s priorities and shows us why it cannot protect us. Socialist and scientist John Parrington talked to Socialist Worker about the current crisis

‘We are not with you’, Wigan charity strikers tell the bosses

03 March 2020
Privatised health workers in Wigan and Leigh have launched a fresh round of strikes in their long-running fight for NHS rates of pay.

York students say they won’t be divided by coronavirus fears

02 February 2020
 Students fear a rise in racism after the first British cases of coronavirus infection were revealed to be from their university.

Victims of contaminated blood were treated with contempt—and are still denied justice

31 January 2020
New evidence shows people who contracted serious diseases were kept in the dark, ostracised and blamed

Strikes win victory over outsourcing at St Mary’s hospital

30 January 2020
Over 200 porters, cleaners and caterers have won their fight over pay, conditions and to be brought in-house.

Round-up: cops called to St George’s pickets, cleaners strike, ferry walkout and more

28 January 2020
Security guards at St George’s medical school in south London struck for a further three days from Monday.

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

21 January 2020
A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Nearly 100,000 patients made to wait for accident and emergency departments

14 January 2020
A record-breaking number of patients have been forced to wait for more than an hour before being admitted from ambulances into accident and emergency (A&E) departments.

Frimley health workers strike to stay with the NHS

17 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey were set to launch a three-day walkout against privatisation on Wednesday this week.

Historic strike in Northern Ireland NHS

16 December 2019
Thousands of nurses and other health workers in Northern Ireland are fighting for higher pay.

Deadly NHS crisis shames Boris Johnson

10 December 2019
Boris Johnson doesn’t care about the NHS—or the deaths and pain caused by Tory cuts.

Health round up: ‘We’ll fight to stay in the NHS,’ say Frimley strikers

10 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey plan a fresh round of strikes against privatisation.

Strikers at St Mary’s have NHS privatisers on the run

03 December 2019
A series of strikes has forced NHS England bosses and multinationals onto the back foot over privatisation and outsourcing. Gabby Thorpe reports on the latest fight in west London

Corbyn shows Tories are patently trying to privatise the NHS

27 November 2019
Jeremy Corbyn declared that “the election is now a fight for the survival of our NHS” after he revealed a Tory dossier on Wednesday.

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