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14 July 2021
Nearly four million people in England who currently qualify for free prescriptions face paying £9.35 per item if the Tories carry out their plan to raise the qualification age from 60 to 66.
30 June 2021
On 12 May, NHS England released its plans for a new system called "General Practice Data for Planning and Research"
3 March 2021
Working-class women have suffered enormously during the pandemic. We've been disproportionately hit by job losses, pay cuts, and the additional burden of home schooling and childcare.
17 February 2021
One in three women will have an abortion before the age of 45. The abortion pill is a safe and uncomplicated medical procedure carried out in the first ten weeks of pregnancy.
26 November 2020
Huge sums of money were thrown at dubious businesses
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
18 May 2020
The government's new contact tracing scheme is outsourced to Serco - which subcontracted recruitment to Capita, writes a NHS contact tracer.
1 April 2020
Terrified staff are without adequate PPE
25 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has exposed the complete inability of the capitalist market economy, based on profit and competition, to meet the needs of working-class people.
19 February 2020
Will the regime's initial denial of the problem and punishment of those who raised the alarm have major political consequences?
31 January 2018
Heroic health workers and valiant community campaigns have already proven that when we fight, we can win. The ideas and work of the Socialist Party have been a key component in this struggle.
But it's not just about ideas. Socialist Party members have been on the front line of the fightback, turning ideas into action. Help us beat the Tory and Blairite NHS wreckers. Join the Socialists.
24 January 2018
We cannot go on like this. That is the substance of a letter from A&E consultants to the Welsh government to draw attention to the huge crisis in Welsh hospitals this winter.
1 November 2017
Handouts for sexist charity v cuts to women's refuges. Big pharma sues NHS while doctors plead for medicine.
18 October 2017
Across 16 separate picket lines with over 100 strikers and supporters attending a rally, University and College Union members gave their response to management's provocative attempts to amend Leeds University's charter to remove protections from dismissal.
5 April 2017
Salomé Karwah was an Ebola survivor who returned to the hospitals of Liberia to tend to the sick and dying during the epidemic of 2014. Now she has fallen victim to the appalling healthcare endured by ordinary people in Liberia as across most of West Africa.
29 March 2017
From April 2017 NHS charges for prescriptions and dental treatment in England are set to rise yet again, writes Bea Gardner, Southampton Socialist Party.
15 March 2017
Up to 250,000 people descended on London to defend the NHS on 4 March. This was an overwhelming show of solidarity for healthcare workers across the UK, struggling daily under the weight of staff shortages and underfunding.
28 February 2017
NHS England chiefs tried to cover up more than half a million missing medical letters, it seems
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
25 January 2017
Despite millions being spent on state of the art buildings in 2007 and 2013, NHS England is now proposing closing all or most of them and building new hospitals in a different location.
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