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Victory for campaign to save Cambridge mental health drop-in centre

01 July 2014
Patients who occupied a mental health drop-in centre in Cambridge for nearly four months have saved it from closure.

Northampton pathologists locked out

01 July 2014
Bosses at Northampton General Hospital had locked out up to 78 biomedical scientists for five days as Socialist Worker went to press. 

NHS trusts could go bust as Tories' austerity assault bites

24 June 2014
Hospitals are struggling to pay their bills as a deepening crisis spreads throughout the health service—but all the Tories care about is how it might damage their vote

Care UK strikers say, ‘We can win this dispute’

20 May 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers finished a 14-day strike last Sunday in their continuing battle against bosses’ savage attacks on their pay and conditions. The Unison union members have now struck for 34 days since the end of February.

Downbanding at Barts NHS trust threatens access to health service

15 April 2014
Workers who provide vital language, cultural and religious services in the NHS in Tower Hamlets, east London are under attack from bosses at Barts Health, Britain’s largest NHS trust.

Privatisation vultures want to charges fees to use NHS

01 April 2014
A think tank funded by private health firms says people should be forced to pay a £10-a-month “membership charge” to use the NHS. The report from think tank Reform also says prescription fees should be higher and that people staying in hospital overnight should pay “hotel charges”.

Tories drain health service, says new report

25 March 2014
The Tories have drained £3 billion out of the NHS, a new report reveals.

Brighton march against NHS sell-off

05 November 2013
More than 500 people joined the protest

Hunt’s plan to close hospital A&Es will cost lives in north west London

05 November 2013
Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt is hell bent on closing even more A&Es. Within days of losing his court battle to close Lewisham Hospital’s A&E in south east London, he confirmed bloody new cuts in north west London last week.

People's inquiries for London's NHS

22 October 2013
The Unite union, along with John Lister, Polly Toynbee and health campaigners, has initiated a series of five “People’s inquiries for London’s NHS”.

New threat to NHS as health bosses say free care is 'unsustainable'

15 October 2013
As health bosses warn that free health care in Britain is ‘unsustainable,’ Judith Orr argues that the government’s drive to privatise the service is the real reason for attacks on the NHS

NHS staff furious at Hunt’s wage blackmail

08 October 2013
Tory minister’s plan to freeze wages and blame health workers for cuts is a ‘massive insult’, says Sarah Ensor

It's already winter for hospitals in cuts crisis

24 September 2013
Beds run short and A&Es turn away patients as Tory cuts push the NHS into gridlock, reports Sarah Ensor

Hospital workers lead battle against cuts at Whipps Cross hospital

24 September 2013
Nurses from Whipps Cross hospital in east London demonstrated against the cuts last Saturday. Around 350 staff and their supporters marched through Leyton and Walthamstow.

Lewisham march to celebrate victory

17 September 2013
Up to 1,000 people marched in south east London last Saturday, celebrating a High Court decision overruling plans to slash services at Lewisham hospital.

Cambridgeshire NHS commissioning group lobbied

10 September 2013
Trade unionists from the PCS, Unison, Unite, GMB and NUT unions, as well as community activists, lobbied an NHS Cambridgeshire CCG meeting last week.

It’s official - the government's to blame for NHS crisis, not workers

13 August 2013
A report into NHS patient safety refused to blame health workers for the crisis of care and demanded the government tackle the chaos their policies have created.

Patients and staff stand up for threatened Stafford Hospital

13 August 2013
Around 1,500 angry health campaigners and health workers challenged plans to cut services at Stafford Hospital at a public meeting last week.

We can't rely on judges or Labour to defend the NHS

06 August 2013
NHS campaigners are delighted at the High Court decision to quash the health secretary’s plan for cuts at Lewisham Hospital.

Campaign halts hospital cuts in Lewisham

06 August 2013
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt was humiliated last week after a judge quashed his plans to slash services at Lewisham Hospital following a mass campaign, reports Sadie Robinson

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