Socialist Worker

Health


Contaminated blood inquiry hears victims’ horror stories as campaigners fear cover-up

Contaminated blood inquiry hears victims’ horror stories as campaigners fear cover-up Victims of the contaminated blood scandal were treated like “dirt”, an inquiry has heard. The Infected Blood Inquiry began hearing oral evidence last week.

Fighting the outsourcers

Fighting the outsourcers Outsourced catering workers at two South Yorkshire hospitals plan to strike for three days a week for the whole of May.

NHS strikes demand justice from Sodexo

NHS strikes demand justice from Sodexo Catering workers at two hospital in South Yorkshire are taking the fight to outsourcing giant Sodexo

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Don’t close All Hallows

Don’t close All Hallows Some 200 people crowded into Ditchingham Village Hall, Norfolk, last Saturday to campaign against the imminent closure of the All Hallows Health Trust.

Campaigners celebrate as Tories drop west London health cuts plans

Campaigners celebrate as Tories drop west London health cuts plans Tory health secretary Matt Hancock has dropped plans to axe hospital services across west London after a seven-year battle by campaigners

Hospital workers strike for equal pay

26 February 2019
Outsourced health workers in Liverpool took to the picket line

NHS checks mean women denied access to abortions

19 February 2019
The Tories have been forced to admit that migrants were wrongly denied NHS treatment because of racist health charges.

Nurses in Ireland stage pay strikes

05 February 2019
More than 35,000 striking nurses have picketed hospitals across Ireland, telling the government they can take no more.

Problems were built into the Glasgow hospital named ‘Death Star’

29 January 2019
A death at a Glasgow hospital has shone a light on a scandal-hit institution, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Meeting will demand Karen Reissmann is reinstated

15 January 2019
Supporters of the Reinstate Karen Reissmann campaign were set to hold a public meeting in Manchester this Saturday.

The Troublemaker—MPs hide how £3 billion gets spent on spooks in Britain

27 November 2018
Matthew Hedges said in the UAE last week he was a spy, and this week said he wasn’t.

Defend Karen Reissmann

20 November 2018
Unison union members are getting behind the campaign to defend leading health worker Karen Reissmann.

Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal?

06 November 2018
Solidarity is growing for a nurse and leading union activist who has been suspended from holding office in the Unison union.

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay

01 November 2018
A leading health worker in Unison has been suspended from holding office in the union, according to leaked internal emails.

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS

25 October 2018
An east London GP has warned that elderly people could die this winter because of flu vaccine shortages.

Threat of more strikes defeats the lying health bosses in Bolton

19 October 2018
Hundreds of striking porters, cleaners and domestics in Bolton show the way to fight attacks on pay, NHS privatisation and outsourcing, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Hancock's half-cocked response to crisis in mental health

09 October 2018
Tory health secretary Matt Hancock offered warm words in the run-up to World Mental Health Day on Wednesday.

The truth about food that makes us sick

02 October 2018
Pret A Manger killed a teenage girl.

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal

01 October 2018
A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.