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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.

Jeremy Hunt’s spin over NHS staffing levels will make crisis worse

29 August 2017
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to mask the spiralling staffing crisis in the NHS through spin about hiring more workers.

Barts health dispute at critical stage

22 August 2017
The fight by outsourced health workers in east London against multinational Serco is at a critical stage.

Private hospitals avoid £52 million tax bill by posing as charities

22 August 2017
Private hospitals will dodge up to £52 million in business rates over the next five years, according to surveyors CVS.

Corbyn on front foot with NHS rallies as crisis deepens

15 August 2017
As NHS waiting lists grew to their longest in a decade, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is speaking out against cuts and privatisation at rallies in Tory constituencies.

Barts health trust strikers step up action to beat Serco

15 August 2017
Outsourced health workers in east London are ramping up their fight against multinational Serco.

Tory cuts force hospitals to turn pregnant women away and close maternity wards

08 August 2017
Some 44 percent of hospital trusts responding to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests said they had turned away pregnant women due to lack of resources. And the crisis appears to be intensifying.

Serco strikers go from strength to strength - join their protest

29 July 2017
Solidarity from trade unionists and campaigners throughout this week has spurred outsourced health workers in east London to take on multinational Serco.

'Scrap the cap!' - Royal College of Nursing begins protests over public sector pay cap

27 July 2017
Chants of "Scrap the cap" rang out in front of Downing Street as over 200 nurses protested against the Tories' 1 percent public sector pay cap in central London today, Thursday.

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers

25 July 2017
Hundreds of domestics, cleaners, porters and security workers began a two-week strike at four east London hospitals on Tuesday.

Serco - the world is not enough

25 July 2017
A gigantic octopus that straddles the globe has wrapped its tentacle around the NHS. Its grip grows tighter and tighter.

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