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

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

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit The US is in the grip of a huge health epidemic so big that it is killing more than 130 people a day.

Historic strike in Northern Ireland NHS

Historic strike in Northern Ireland NHS Thousands of nurses and other health workers in Northern Ireland are fighting for higher pay.

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

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

Number of NHS beds at an all-time low after a decade of Tory cuts

Number of NHS beds at an all-time low after a decade of Tory cuts The number of hospital beds in England has fallen to the lowest level since records began—and a decade of Tory cuts is to blame.

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Poorly-paid health staff are sick of low wages

12 November 2019
Striking health workers staged a sit-in in the lobby of St Mary’s Hospital in west London

Addaction—fighting the charities taking over health services that won’t pay up

09 November 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what a strike at a rehabilitation service says about the health service

Health workers round-up: NHS support staff stage defiant action

22 October 2019
Hundreds of health workers across the north west of England are holding firm against bosses’ plans to impose a new pay deal.

Lincolnshire health worker action spreads

15 October 2019
Health visitors in Lincolnshire are escalating their fight for equal pay and terms and conditions.

Compass strikes escalate, plus NHS round-up

08 October 2019
Health workers working for subcontractor Compass have announced a fresh wave of strikes in their pay fight.

Tayside pharmacy workers are staying out until they get a clear win

01 October 2019
Scottish pharmacy health workers on all-out strike have refused to go back to work until bosses carry out their promises over pay.

Cuts kill—pensioners died because of systemic health failings

18 September 2019
Inquests into the deaths of three pensioners in East Sussex have uncovered failings linked to a pressure on resources.

Tayside pharmacy workers are still solid in their indefinite strike

17 September 2019
Solidarity is growing for pharmacy workers on indefinite strike in Tayside, Scotland.

£80 billion toxic legacy of private finance in the NHS

12 September 2019
Cash-strapped hospitals will have to fork out a further £55 billion to banks and building companies, according to a report published on Thursday.

Support pharmacy strikers in Scotland

10 September 2019
Scottish health workers on all-out strike have appealed for solidarity after talks collapsed last week

HRT: women’s inequality shapes how the menopause is treated

30 August 2019
Society’s structures—and sexism—mean women going through the menopause face many problems, including the side effects of HRT used to treat its symptoms, writes Sarah Bates

Tayside pharmacists dispense a solution to pay dispute

20 August 2019
Pharmacy support workers at NHS Tayside began an indefinite strike on Monday.

These NHS strikes in Bradford and Lincolnshire need your support

20 August 2019
Health workers in Bradford and Lincolnshire are stepping up the fight against poverty pay and outsourcing—and they need solidarity.

LETTERS - health workers need to back indefinite strike in Bradford

19 August 2019
It is good to see that health workers in Bradford have voted for an all-out strike against privatisation from Monday 26 August. (Socialist Worker, 14 August).

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