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Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS An east London GP has warned that elderly people could die this winter because of flu vaccine shortages.

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses A walkout by hundreds of outsourced workers in Greater Manchester could help to push back the influence of private companies across the health service, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers More than 200 outsourced health workers took to the picket lines on Thursday morning

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune The health service could soon be forced to pay £400 million to a multinational

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

More battles over the new form of health privatisation The Unison union is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly-owned subsidiary company.

Health workers celebrate a win over privatisation at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

Health workers celebrate a win over privatisation at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust Hundreds of health workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust were celebrating last week after bosses dumped plans to outsource their jobs.

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to defend the NHS

30 June 2018
Tens of thousands of people gathered for the NHS at 70 national demonstration in central London this Saturday.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

18 June 2018
Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

Wigan health striker says, ‘Join protest to keep the NHS public’ as five-day strike looms

15 June 2018
A march in London on 30 June can help take on the Tories’ plans to push outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS ahead of the service’s 70th birthday, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Wigan NHS workers strike back against the outsourcers

23 May 2018
Hundreds of the lowest-paid hospital workers took to the picket lines across Wigan on Wednesday. It marked the first day of a 48-hour strike by Unison and Unite union members against outsourcing.

Wigan porters push for a strike

08 May 2018
Hundreds of low-paid hospital workers facing the threat of outsourcing in Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly for strikes.

Care for 13,500 at risk as outsourcer faces collapse

24 April 2018
Care for many elderly and vulnerable people has been thrown into chaos. Only a few months after the Carillion crash, another giant of outsourcing was on the brink of financial collapse at the start of this week.

Say no to new scheme to privatise NHS jobs in Leeds

24 April 2018
Health workers in Leeds are fighting plans to outsource over 2,000 jobs to an arms-length company.

Wigan NHS workers take on outsourcing - and the former Labour MP at the heart of it

27 March 2018
Hundreds of low-paid health workers in Wigan are resisting bosses’ attempts to outsource their jobs to a firm run by their former Labour MP.

Pressure beats mental health service cuts in Lewisham

20 February 2018
Health campaigners are celebrating after they forced Labour-run Lewisham council to reverse hundreds of thousands of pounds in cuts to children’s mental health services.

West London rallies against health cuts

20 February 2018
Around 200 people rallied to defend the NHS in Ealing Town Hall in west London last Tuesday night. The rally was called by the Ealing Save Our NHS campaign.

Health workers in north west England resist outsourcing threat to hospitals

13 February 2018
Former Labour MP Neil Turner has brushed aside low-paid hospital workers’ concerns over outsourcing.

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.

A big protest in London on 3 February can help push back Tory attacks on the NHS

16 January 2018
An urgent call to resist the Tories’ attacks on the NHS went out from a health campaigners’ meeting in London on Thursday of last week.

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.

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