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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”.

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. 

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. 

Cash crisis could 'break' NHS within a few weeks of election

05 May 2015
Whichever party leader ends up in 10 Downing St, the NHS crisis will only get sharper.

A&E use next winter’s crisis reserves to keep going

28 April 2015
NHS bosses are spending funds earmarked to deal with the next winter crisis in a desperate bid to keep accident and emergency (A&E) departments running.  

'We're not backing down,' say Dundee NHS strikers

28 April 2015
Hospital porters at Dundee’s Ninewells and Victoria hospitals are now in the fourth week of an indefinite strike and the ninth week of industrial action.

Trouble in Tayside - how the SNP governs in 'Yes City' Dundee

21 April 2015
Disillusionment with Labour has seen the Scottish National Party capture the hopes of those radicalised by the independence vote. But a closer look at councils it runs should be a warning, as Raymie Kiernan found in Dundee

NHS staff at Unison health conference say, fight the cuts

14 April 2015
Health workers met in Liverpool this week as a new survey revealed the severe crisis gripping the NHS. 

Two all-out strikes take on austerity in Scotland

14 April 2015
Porters in Dundee are the second set of workers to start an indefinite walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

Angry victims walk out of Penrose inquiry 'whitewash' into medical disaster

31 March 2015
Campaigners branded a public inquiry into the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS a “whitewash” last week. 

Barts NHS Trust bosses' 'culture of bullying and harassment' blamed for care failings

24 March 2015
Health workers are furious with bosses at the Barts Health NHS Trust in east London for running Whipps Cross Hospital into the ground.

News in brief

24 March 2015
Short news stories from the past week including MPs on the impact of benefit sanctions, the privatisation racket on the railways continues, public inquiry report on tainted blood scandal and IPCC to release report on Mark Duggan death

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