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As BMA sets strike dates it’s time to support junior doctors and build solidarity

17 November 2015
Junior doctors will strike three times next month if they back industrial action in a ballot ending on Wednesday of this week.

Lowestoft health campaigners angry at local hospital closures

10 November 2015
Dozens of angry campaigners protested outside the meeting of the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (Health East) on Thursday of last week.

Junior doctors take on Tory lies over NHS

10 November 2015
As the Tories and their media mates go on the offensive against them, angry junior doctors spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about the reality of the job—and why they’re fighting back

Get behind the junior doctors' dispute and defend the NHS

03 November 2015
The British Medical Association (BMA) was to set to ballot its 56,000 junior doctor members for industrial action from Thursday of this week. 

Behind the fuss over food

27 October 2015
 You may be worried that your next bacon sarnie could give you cancer.

Junior doctors prescribe a strike for the NHS

27 October 2015
The junior doctors’ revolt is growing. The British Medical Association (BMA) announced last week that it would ballot its 56,000 members for industrial action. 

Mass protest of junior doctors in London as revolt against new contracts grows

18 October 2015
More than 20,000 junior doctors and their supporters marched through central London yesterday, Saturday.

Cuts help create £2 billion NHS deficit

13 October 2015
The NHS is heading for a £2?billion deficit. New figures from health watchdog Monitor show that the NHS “overspent” by £930 million in three months.

Junior doctors revolt over Tories' plot to privatise healthcare

13 October 2015
Growing resistance among junior doctors is blocking NHS attacks, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Junior doctors spread revolt

06 October 2015
More than 800 junior doctors marched in Manchester on Tuesday of last week to chants of “Tories out” and “strike, strike, strike”. 

Doctors' protest for NHS blocks Whitehall

29 September 2015
More than 3,000 junior doctors marched on Downing Street and blocked Whitehall in central London on Monday of this week. 

Calderstones NHS staff ballot for action, Oxford porters' strike suspended

21 July 2015
Workers in Calderstones Hospital in Lancashire are fighting bosses’ attacks on pay, jobs and health services. 

NHS cuts fail abuse victims in Rotherham, new report reveals

21 July 2015
Health services in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, are failing to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect, according to a new review.

Dundee porters win talks

23 June 2015
Striking hospital porters in Dundee have forced bosses back to the negotiating table after 12 weeks of indefinite strike. Talks are set to take place this week.

Furious Filipino nurses take on the Daily Mail's racist smear

02 June 2015
Up to 600 Filipino health workers and supporters rallied outside the Daily Mail’s west London offices last Saturday, to defiant chants of “End racism now”.

Exclusive - Filipino NHS nurses tell of shocking rise in racist attacks

26 May 2015
Hundreds of Filipino nurses have reported a rise in discrimination and racist attacks in the week after articles in the Daily Mail newspaper attacked Filipino workers.

Dundee porters' strike piles pressure on SNP and the bosses

26 May 2015
Striking Dundee NHS porters have called a protest at the Scottish parliament on Thursday of this week to demand the Scottish National Party (SNP) supports their pay dispute.

NHS Trust is 'inadequate' says watchdog

26 May 2015
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) watchdog has slammed Barts Health NHS Trust in east London as “inadequate”.

Nurses could walk out over attacks on NHS workers' unsocial hours' pay

19 May 2015
The Tories’ latest attack on health workers’ pay could provoke a massive backlash from the unions. 

Solidarity maintains the Dundee porters’ strike

19 May 2015
The indefinite strike by porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals in Dundee is going strong as it enters its seventh week. 

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