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Pepsi to write government health policy

16 November 2010
Fast food companies and the drinks industry are helping Tory and Lib Dem ministers draft their health policy.

Bucks NHS staff vote for a ballot

19 October 2010
More than 200 hospital workers in Buckinghamshire have voted to ballot for strikes.

London ambulance workers demonstrate against privatisation

29 September 2010
More than 60 London ambulance workers in the GMB union protested this morning outside a meeting of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust. They are fighting to stop privatisation and have voted by over 95 percent to take strike action.

NHS bosses’ plans to slash thousands of jobs

28 September 2010
Health bosses across Britain are threatening thousands of job cuts and a new wave of hospital closures—and that’s before the government’s spending review in October.

Activists fight to keep business out of the NHS

07 September 2010
Some 300 people in the pathology department at King’s College Hospital in London are to be balloted for strike action against privatisation. The workers are in the Unite union.

Vote rejects NHS privatisation

31 August 2010
Workers who transport patients between hospitals for South London Healthcare NHS Trust have voted to strike over plans to privatise their work.

Tories trash NHS Direct

31 August 2010
Campaigners reacted with fury last week at Tory plans to scrap NHS Direct.

Hospital campaigners lay down a marker

03 August 2010
Activists from the Defend Whittington Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital campaigns in north London came together on Thursday of last week to hand in a petition at the department of health against plans for closures at London’s hospitals.

The £1 billion hospital we won’t own

27 July 2010
The NHS will pay a total of £1.26 billion for the privately-built Edinburgh Royal Infirmary—but not own it.

Health cuts have begun

27 July 2010
Job cuts in the NHS have already started.

New threat to hospitals as Tories launch NHS cuts

27 July 2010
Two London hospitals that were saved after protests are again under threat, a leaked letter reveals.

Tories make healthy profits

27 July 2010
The Conservatives have plenty of pals in the private healthcare industry – that’s plain to see from the list of people who funded the Tory election campaign.

Government white paper is a black day for public health service

27 July 2010
The fight has started against the Tory government’s plans to dismantle the NHS.

‘GP-led’ funding will mean cuts

20 July 2010
Health funding is becoming an ever more contentious issue as more and more groups realise what the "GP-led" funding system will mean for them.

March for Hinchingbrooke Hospital

13 July 2010
Hundreds marched through the streets of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire to defend their local hospital last Saturday.

Hinchingbrooke hospital: being handed over to fat cats

06 July 2010
For the first time ever health bosses plan to hand over the management of an entire NHS district hospital to a private company.

Axe falls on NHS in Glasgow

18 May 2010
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde managers have announced plans to slash 1,252 jobs by 2011 including 670 nurses and midwives.

Victory! Campaigners save Whittington Hospital

04 May 2010
Fighting back can halt the cuts.

Victory for Whittington Hospital campaign

29 April 2010
Campaigners for the Whittington hospital in north London were holding a day of action today in jubilant mood today as health secretary Andy Burnham was forced to confirm that vital services there would not be axed.

Unions back Whittington Hospital campaign

27 April 2010
Campaigners against the closure of key wards at north London’s Whittington Hospital were holding a day of action on Thursday this week, focusing on a rally from 12 noon at the hospital.

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