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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.

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.

‘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.

Fighting health cuts in Camberwell

13 April 2010
Activists, staff and service users lobbied to defend a vital alcohol and drug dependency service in south London. The protest at Marina House in Camberwell last Wednesday was small but well received.

Health bosses cream off cash

13 April 2010
There’s lots of cash floating around the NHS. But it isn’t going to those who keep our hospitals running or look after the sick.

Don't cut Ealing Hospital, say campaigners

07 April 2010
More than 50 people met in west London tonight (Wednesday) to oppose cuts at Ealing Hospital.

Yunus Bakhsh’s tribunal names names

16 March 2010
The anonymous accusers of sacked nurse Yunus Bakhsh were finally revealed at an employment tribunal last week. It is more than three years since they gave evidence that was important in the case against Yunus.

London pensioners' meeting opposes cuts

16 March 2010
John Lister from the Health Emergency group talked to pensioners in London last week about NHS cuts.

Hundreds meet to save Whittington Hospital

09 March 2010
Four hundred people attended a meeting in north London to defend Accident and Emergency services under threat at the Whittington Hospital.

5,000 march to say ‘Save our hospital’

02 March 2010
Around 5,000 protesters took to the streets of Islington, north London, last Saturday to defend key services under threat at Whittington hospital.

Unions stop health privatisation in Tower Hamlets

02 March 2010
The threat to privatise community health services in Tower Hamlets, east London, has been stopped by union opposition.

Private firm to run NHS hospital

23 February 2010
Bosses of global healthcare firms were licking their lips this week as the government prepared to hand the running of an NHS hospital to a private company.

Whittington campaign: ‘We’re taking to the streets for our hospital’

23 February 2010
"This demonstration is going to be big – a lot of people who have never marched before are going to be on the streets to save our hospital this Saturday."

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