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28 April 2021
The private health sector is busy gobbling up NHS money and greedily seeking more. The privatisation of the NHS is gathering pace even though the private sector has failed to deliver on test and trace
7 April 2021
'Hypocrisy' was probably the most used word on the recent #BuhariMustGo protests in London.
17 February 2021
Despite the recently leaked government draft white paper suggesting reversing "controversial privatisation policies" introduced in 2012, private healthcare operators continue to gorge on the NHS.
27 January 2021
On the front line we're seeing whole wards being wiped out with staff sickness. In my own trust, at the start of January, there was approximately 9% staff absence.
20 January 2021
It's so busy. There are so many patients. For weeks now there have been more Covid patients than there were in the first wave. Almost every ward has been given over to treating Covid now.
6 January 2021
The Tory government's plea to "protect the NHS" is rank hypocrisy.
2 December 2020
The second in our series on socialist pioneer Friedrich Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Socialist Party national committee member Helen Pattison reviews one of the first books he wrote.
28 October 2020
One hundred and twenty pounds for a test with Boots. Boots, which is still avoiding millions in tax every year. Boots, which charged the NHS £2,000 per pot of hand cream.
5 August 2020
Hundreds of healthcare workers marched from St Thomas' hospital in London to 10 Downing Street
5 August 2020
Cuba has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world - 0.8 per 100,000, compared to 67 in the UK and 44.1 in the US
8 July 2020
Hundreds gathered for a Black Lives Matter protest on 5 July. Given it was the anniversary of the opening of the NHS, the protest started with a round of applause for the NHS, and all the healthcare workers
13 May 2020
Laura Spinney's book on the 1918 flu pandemic, first published in 2017, is now being widely read
22 April 2020
Like in the UK, the coronavirus pandemic in the USA has resulted in the postponement or cancellation of non-urgent surgery in hospitals
18 March 2020
Capitalism and the political duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties are to blame for the US's incompetent response to Covid-19
12 February 2020
It is shocking that a doctor, breast surgeon Ian Paterson, subjected more than 1,000 patients, mainly women, to unnecessary and damaging operations over 14 years.
5 February 2020
Tragedies like the deaths from novel coronavirus, are never just 'natural disasters'.
29 January 2020
Take a ride on the 83 bus across Sheffield and it takes ten years off your life! That's how long life expectancy falls travelling just ten miles from the wealthier parts of the city to the poorest.
5 June 2019
7,000 GP vacancies are expected in the UK by 2024. Chronic underfunding is causing doctors to resign, without prospects of replacing them.
14 November 2018
The crisis in social care continues to worsen, as councils prepare to find alternative provision for 13,500 more elderly and disabled people by the end of the month
7 November 2018
Princess Royal Hospital faces overnight closure. 3,000 people marched against plans that would force people to travel an extra 17-23 miles for emergency health services after 8pm.
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