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Priorities of the rich kill the poor

28 June 2011
Aids continues to spread across the world. There were estimated to be 33.3 million people living with HIV/Aids in 2009—mostly in the Global South.

Birthday bash for NHS

21 June 2011
The Unite union is calling on health workers and activists across Britain to join a day of celebration of the NHS on its 63rd birthday—Tuesday 5 July.

Tory NHS ‘reforms’ in retreat

14 June 2011
David Cameron has been forced into a humiliating climbdown over his plans to "reform" the NHS.

Care home nightmare: this could be the NHS's future

07 June 2011
Privatisation rains chaos on ordinary people while bosses grab billions. That’s what the care homes crisis shows.

UK Uncut protests turn banks into hospitals

02 June 2011

Private firms are cashing in on NHS operations

31 May 2011
More than 200,000 NHS operations were carried out by private firms last year—up from just 11 in 2001. The latest government figures reveal the shocking scale of back door privatisation of the service.

HIV charities’ funds cut

31 May 2011
Tory cuts are destroying a host of charities that provide vital sexual health work and support, particularly those playing a pivotal role relating to HIV and Aids.

Defiant London demonstration demands end to health service cuts

18 May 2011
Some 2,000 health workers, students and campaigners marched through central London yesterday (Tuesday) to save the NHS. The demonstration, called by Keep Our NHS Public and the Heath Workers Network was in response to government plans to tear apart the public health service and open the floodgates of privatisation.

Private companies cash in on NHS

17 May 2011
The continuing scandal of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the health service is revealed by the sorry tale of Barnet Hospital in north London.

Fury at ward closures

03 May 2011
NHS campaigners in east London last week reacted with fury to health authority plans to close the Connaught Day Hospital at Whipps Cross hospital in Waltham Forest.

Protest to save NHS is gathering momentum

26 April 2011
NHS campaigners across London are in a buoyant mood as they prepare for a major demonstration in May against the government’s health service "reforms".

Step back from the NHS, Tory boy

26 April 2011
A doctor who runs a sparsely-supported campaign in support of the government’s health "reforms" has been revealed as a leading Tory—and the head of a body that expects to profit from the changes.

Cuts threaten capital's ambulance service

19 April 2011
Many Londoners will have been shocked and maybe a bit frightened by the news that the capital’s ambulance service is to cut 890 jobs over the next five years.

NHS protests can force Tories back

19 April 2011
The Tories are in crisis over the NHS. There is significant opposition to health secretary Andrew Lansley’s plans to hand over services to his fat cat friends.

Cuts deny patients operations

19 April 2011
Thousands of patients are waiting in agony because health bosses have cancelled their operations, leaders of Britain’s surgeons have revealed.

Tories health 'reform' would sack one in eight nurses

12 April 2011
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has exposed Tory and Lib Dem lies about the NHS.

Angry mood over cuts

05 April 2011
Delegates to Unison union’s annual health sector conference were in an angry mood this week.

Health workers step up the pressure against the government

29 March 2011
Health workers were set to take action against NHS cuts this week. This comes after tens of thousands of NHS staff took to the streets on last Saturday’s TUC demonstration.

Network to defend NHS

22 March 2011
Health workers were to meet in London this week to set up a new network to resist the Tories’ cuts to the NHS.

Health workers on march for the NHS

15 March 2011
Angry health workers and students took to the streets of London last week in a protest against cuts and Tory threats to privatise the NHS.

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