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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. 

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”.

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

Reports round-up

21 October 2014
Short reports on Yorkshire Freedom Rides campaign, protesting against deaths in custody, Bolton health anti-privatisation campaign and strikes by prison officers, refuse collectors and train conductors

NHS strikes show the power to beat Tories

14 October 2014
This week’s health strike was a big success—now many want more action, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Up to half a million health workers set to join NHS pay walkout

07 October 2014
Next week’s health strike can be an outlet for wider anger at the Tories’ attacks, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Doncaster Care UK strikers need national backing for their pay fight

30 September 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers launched a fresh three-week strike on Monday of this week. 

Turn fury at the Tories into big strike votes, say NHS workers

09 September 2014
Attacks on pay and conditions have created enormous anger among health workers—but union leaders need to do more to build action that can stop them, writes Annette Mackin

NHS campaigners set off on Jarrow march

19 August 2014
Health campaigners began a People’s March for the NHS last Saturday. 

Packed meeting to save Devon's Torrington Community Hospital

12 August 2014
A packed meeting of Save The Irreplaceable Torrington Community Hospital last Saturday voted to reject a six-month evaluation report.

Doncaster Care UK workers strike against low pay and attacks on NHS

05 August 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers are in their second week of a two-week strike. 

Protesters pitch up at Stafford hospital against services transfer

05 August 2014
Protesters who have pitched up more than 50 tents outside Stafford Hospital are calling on NHS campaigners to join them for a day of protest this Saturday.

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.

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