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Equalities report shows the institutional racism facing workers in the NHS

02 January 2018
The latest equalities figures show that black workers in the NHS aren’t reaching the highest pay rates—and are more likely to be disciplined, explains Tomáš Tengely-Evans

PFI firms in the NHS set for £190 million windfall due to Tory corporation tax cuts

28 December 2017
Corporations profiting from Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes have creamed millions from the NHS and Tory tax cuts are handing them even more.

Killed by mental health service cuts - Becky Romero’s mother speaks out

22 December 2017
The mother of Becky Romero, a teenager who died because of mental health cuts, has called a protest to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Shocking staff shortage figures reveal scale of NHS crisis

19 December 2017
The NHS is short of more than 100,000 workers as the health service goes into its busiest period during the holidays and new year. It is another sign of the devastating impact of Tory cuts and privatisation.

Jeremy Hunt plans new NHS pay attack—time for unions to take a stand

29 November 2017
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to steam roll through an assault on hundreds of thousands of NHS workers’ pay.

Tory cuts meant the ‘economic murder’ of 120,000 people

21 November 2017
Tory NHS and social care cuts are “economic murder” and could cause 100 unnecessary deaths a day without emergency funds, a report has warned.

Cuts and privatisation are to blame for NHS winter crisis

14 November 2017
Theresa May lashed out at NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens last week in a desperate attempt to deflect blame from Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Ealing NHS cuts plan is ‘thrown into disarray’

07 November 2017
West London health bosses face calls to resign after regulators rejected their blueprint for cuts last month

Government announces contaminated blood inquiry - but there’s still no chair

03 November 2017
The government announced plans for a full statutory inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. But it failed to announce a chair for the inquiry.

The Troublemaker - Thatcher’s Tories covered up the tainted blood scandal

31 October 2017
Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government had a deliberate policy of refusing to accept any responsibility for allowing contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs.

Fiasco of ‘AirBnB’ NHS plan reveals a deep crisis in social care

31 October 2017
Tory health minister Philip Dunne waded in behind a dangerous plan to deal with the shortage of hospital beds on Monday.

Health workers slam new move to deny care to migrants

24 October 2017
New up-front identity checks in the NHS that came into force on Monday are discriminatory and dangerous

Reports round-up: Porters, cleaners and domestics protest at north London hospital

17 October 2017
Also: Mears workers prepare for more action | Grantham NHS protest | Bristol Deliveroo strike | Gatwick baggage handlers to strike | Bloomberg security guards protest | Bield care homes collapse | Filia feminism conference | Sellafield firefighters strike

Warning for the NHS as ambulance firm’s demise leaves patients in the lurch

13 October 2017
The collapse of a private ambulance firm in the Home Counties last week, triggering chaos for the NHS, could be a harbinger of a broader crisis.

Hunt's phony pay cap claim fools no-one

12 October 2017
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt tried to con health workers by claiming he had scrapped the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Services on the brink

10 October 2017
Public services are at breaking point after seven years of Tory austerity.

Campaigners take to the streets of west London to defend key health services

03 October 2017
Around 200 health campaigners marched to defend health services at Ealing Hospital last Saturday.

Tests still refused over tainted blood as court rules victims can sue the government

29 September 2017
Around 500 victims of the contaminated blood scandal will be able to sue the government for damages, a court ruled last week.

‘Scrap the pay cap,’ demand nurses ahead of an RCN rally at parliament in London

05 September 2017
Nurses and their supporters were set to hold a #ScraptheCap protest in London’s Parliament Square this Wednesday.

Profit From Illness—how PFI schemes are still draining millions from the NHS

31 August 2017
As the Tories slash the health service, eight multinational corporations are leaching millions in profits from the NHS.

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