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New health bill opens the door to more privatisation

New health bill opens the door to more privatisation The government has introduced a new Health and Care Bill into parliament as Covid-19 cases soar.

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July  + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland Campaigners and health workers are set to come together on 3 July in ­protests that also celebrate the NHS’s 73 birthday.

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England Health workers in Scotland campaigning for a decent pay rise were set to march on the Edinburgh parliament this Saturday.

Protesters fight US corporate takeover of GP services

Protesters fight US corporate takeover of GP services Health campaigners across Britain joined a day of action on Thursday against the takeover of GP practices by a US healthcare giant.

The Tories, not the new coronavirus strain, have created the crisis in the NHS

The Tories, not the new coronavirus strain, have created the crisis in the NHS The NHS stands on the brink of a catastrophic breakdown.

The private firms making a killing from Covid

The private firms making a killing from Covid Under the cover of coronavirus, the Tories have used the real need to stock up on personal protective equipment and other much needed supplies to hand over billions of pounds to private companies. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

Tory ‘test, track and trace’ plan is in tatters before it’s begun

23 May 2020
After months of failures, Boris Johnson claims he has a new contact tracing strategy. But as Sarah Bates reports, the scheme is already in trouble

More health workers die due to lack of protective equipment

07 April 2020
Health workers are dying of coronavirus because of the Tories’ failure to provide proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

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

26 November 2019
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

09 November 2019
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

20 August 2019
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

19 August 2019
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

24 July 2019
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

07 July 2019
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.

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