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Number of NHS beds at an all-time low after a decade of Tory cuts

Number of NHS beds at an all-time low after a decade of Tory cuts The number of hospital beds in England has fallen to the lowest level since records began—and a decade of Tory cuts is to blame.

Addaction—fighting the charities taking over health services that won’t pay up

Addaction—fighting the charities taking over health services that won’t pay up Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what a strike at a rehabilitation service says about the health service

These NHS strikes in Bradford and Lincolnshire need your support

These NHS strikes in Bradford and Lincolnshire need your support Health workers in Bradford and Lincolnshire are stepping up the fight against poverty pay and outsourcing—and they need solidarity.

LETTERS - health workers need to back indefinite strike in Bradford

LETTERS - health workers need to back indefinite strike in Bradford It is good to see that health workers in Bradford have voted for an all-out strike against privatisation from Monday 26 August. (Socialist Worker, 14 August).

Hospital strikes can deal a blow to NHS privatisation agenda

Hospital strikes can deal a blow to NHS privatisation agenda The fight against NHS privatisation and low pay is hotting up this summer as health workers prepare for a spate of strikes.

Sick system of capitalism shows vital signs of wrecking our health for profit

Sick system of capitalism shows vital signs of wrecking our health for profit Author Lee Humber spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about his new book on the rise in health inequality and how societies affect wellbeing

Birmingham health workers vow to fight on after bosses vote to outsource their jobs

26 June 2019
Health workers in the West Midlands have vowed to keep fighting after bosses voted to press ahead with plans to privatise their jobs on Wednesday.

Hospital ‘price list’ is a chilling vision of what is to come if NHS cuts are not resisted

21 June 2019
A backlash has forced hospital bosses to drop a plan to make patients pay up to £20,000 for health services.

Don’t close All Hallows

02 April 2019
Some 200 people crowded into Ditchingham Village Hall, Norfolk, last Saturday to campaign against the imminent closure of the All Hallows Health Trust.

Problems were built into the Glasgow hospital named ‘Death Star’

29 January 2019
A death at a Glasgow hospital has shone a light on a scandal-hit institution, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Volunteering is no answer to Tory cuts

04 December 2018
Eight years after David Cameron pledged to create a “Big Society” the Tories have finally made good on his promise.

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

25 October 2018
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

15 October 2018
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

11 October 2018
More than 200 outsourced health workers took to the picket lines on Thursday morning

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune

02 October 2018
The health service could soon be forced to pay £400 million to a multinational

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

04 September 2018
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

21 August 2018
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

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