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As BMA sets strike dates it’s time to support junior doctors and build solidarity

17 November 2015
Junior doctors will strike three times next month if they back industrial action in a ballot ending on Wednesday of this week.

Mass protest of junior doctors in London as revolt against new contracts grows

18 October 2015
More than 20,000 junior doctors and their supporters marched through central London yesterday, Saturday.

Junior doctors' protests spread to Manchester

29 September 2015
 More than 800 junior doctors marched in Manchester tonight, Tuesday, to chants of “Tories out!” and “strike, strike, strike”.

Doctors' protest for NHS blocks Whitehall

29 September 2015
More than 3,000 junior doctors marched on Downing Street and blocked Whitehall in central London on Monday of this week. 

Tories forced to bail out hospitals because of cuts and privatisation

08 September 2015
The Department of Health was forced to spend £1.2 billion in 2014/15 bailing out NHS providers facing financial meltdown, as hospitals reeled from cuts and privatisation.

NHS cancels operations as cuts create beds shortage

18 August 2015
The number of NHS operations that are cancelled has hit a 13-year high, reveal new figures from NHS England.

Closures as hospital PFI debt crisis gets worse

04 August 2015
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in south London is the latest to face a financial meltdown.

Cuts threaten London GPs’ surgeries

14 July 2015
Up to 140 of London’s 1,400 general practitioner (GP) surgeries face the threat of closure during the next three years, local health committees have warned.

News round-up

23 June 2015
Trial after racist attack in Mold; Manchester protest against right to buy; billion pound NHS selloff; Reclaim Hackney protest

Health bosses rake in £35 million

21 April 2015
Top NHS bosses grabbed £35 million in pay rises during the last year while most workers’ pay was frozen.

Protests against TTIP trade deal

21 April 2015
Over 200 activists gathered in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, last Saturday as part of a day of action against TTIP. Actions took place across Britain.

Health worker Charlotte Monro reinstated after tribunal ruling - now let's build the fightback

01 April 2015
Sacked Unison union rep and Whipps Cross Hospital worker Charlotte Monro has been reinstated in Barts Health NHS Trust in east London.

Barts NHS Trust bosses' 'culture of bullying and harassment' blamed for care failings

24 March 2015
Health workers are furious with bosses at the Barts Health NHS Trust in east London for running Whipps Cross Hospital into the ground.

Even if Labour wins general election we must keep up the fight for our NHS

17 March 2015
The Labour Party is fighting to make the NHS its key issue for the general election. But this argument isn’t just raging between the Tories and Labour. 

Privatisation threatens health service as workers fight to reject pay deal

17 February 2015
NHS bosses have awarded private health giant Optum “preferred bidder” status on NHS contracts while the firm is in court for allegedly defrauding US hospices. 

Tory reforms ‘damaged’ the NHS says health charity

10 February 2015
A new report by the Kings Fund health charity has damned the Tories’ NHS reforms in England.

NHS cuts kill - strike to defend our health service

16 December 2014
Nurse Stuart Beddows killed himself—and the ­pressure of work tipped him over the edge. 

NHS Christmas crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem

09 December 2014
Hospitals are likely to turn patients away in the coming weeks, as the NHS faces a Christmas crisis. 

Campaigners fight back against mental health crisis

02 December 2014
Beds crisis in mental health | Glasgow protests pile on pressure | Victory in Bolton over selloff plan

The Tories’ NHS cash pledge can’t mask their assault on the NHS

02 December 2014
Tory chancellor George Osborne has claimed that the government will give the NHS a £2 billion “lifeline”.

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