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Voices from the NHS in crisis—fix it now demonstration

03 February 2018
Some voices from the national NHS in crisis—fix it now demonstration in London

A howl of rage at the Tories’ and bosses’ destruction of the NHS

03 February 2018
Marchers in London said, 'We are sickened and angered by the NHS crisis, we blame the Tories and we want them out.'

Tens of thousands on the march in London for the NHS

03 February 2018
Deep anger against the Tories, and a determination to fight for change now

Protesters gather in London to say no to Tory attacks on the NHS

03 February 2018
Protesters are gathering on Gower Street in central London today to protest against the Tory assault on the NHS.

Remembering the nurses’ strike of 1988

01 February 2018
Thirty years ago this month health workers began a wave of militant strikes that defeated a Tory government. These three nurses tell the story—and say everyone should join the national demonstration to defend the NHS in London this Saturday.

Mother of Becky Romero leads protest over her death - and backs 3 Feb NHS demo

13 January 2018
The mother of Becky Romero, a 15 year old who died because of metal health cuts, has slammed underfunding of services as “utterly shameful”. And she called on people to join the demonstration for the NHS on 3 February in London.

Protest to demand justice for Becky Romero

09 January 2018
The family and supporters of Becky Romero planned to protest in Bristol this Saturday.

Two deaths after long ambulance waits - Tory cuts are to blame

07 January 2018
At least two people have died this month because of Tory cuts to the NHS.

As campaigners call a national protest for the NHS on 3 February - let’s make it big

05 January 2018
Health campaigners are planning a national demonstration against the Tories’ assault on the NHS. Called by Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly for Saturday 3 February, it could bring tens of thousands onto the streets of London.

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

Symptom of a sick society

02 January 2018
If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

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.

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.

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

Healthcare ‘AirBnB’ is no substitute for hospital beds

24 October 2017
Patients recovering from surgery in Essex could be removed from hospital and put up in ordinary people’s spare bedrooms.

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.

Reports round up: 2,000 march through Brighton to stop NHS cuts

26 September 2017
Hundreds of people joined a march against the Tories’ assault on the NHS in Brighton last Sunday.

Barts hospital deal has left strikers frustrated

26 September 2017
Outsourced cleaners at Barts Health NHS Trust have accepted a pay offer from multinational Serco after a long-running dispute.

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