Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/420/4908

From The Socialist newspaper, 15 December 2005

NHS in crisis

Build a national fightback

Huddersfield Anti-cuts demoANOTHER WEEK goes by and another set of revelations about the financial crisis in the NHS.

This time The Observer quotes a leaked email from the Department of Health telling officials to ignore ministers' promises on spending.

And it threatens staff with disciplinary action if they don't freeze new investment.

This latest edict may mean the end of important public health measures like a national programme for bowel cancer screening.

Health trusts all over the country are trying to balance their books by cutting or closing down facilities altogether.

So-called 'routine' operations are being cancelled, leaving patients in pain.

Government targets and funding through 'payment by results' have thrown trusts into crisis.

"It's like being in the middle of a big experiment, and no one seems to know whether our trust will do well or badly. We're caught up in the middle of it all," commented one senior hospital doctor.

But the real crisis is of the government's own making. New Labour have never allocated enough resources to make up for the years of cutting and neglect the NHS had to endure under the Tories.

And the headlong rush to privatise everything is rapidly ruining what is left.

There is an urgent need to build a national campaign to defend and rebuild the NHS.

As a first step, this should include holding a national demonstration linking trade union and community campaigns, as a way of building for national industrial action.

NHS in Crisis: Huddersfield's big demo

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 15 December 2005:

NHS in crisis

Huddersfield's big demo

Campaign for a new workers' party

Building a voice for Iraq's workers

Montreal conference - Little change on climate change

Ukraine's Orange revolution - one year on

Portuguese workers strike against Blairite cuts

Massive support for Irish Ferries' workers

Stop the job cuts

Confusion over pensions at NATFHE executive

Media giants attack journalists

Rail workers fight bosses' offensive


 

Home   |   The Socialist 15 December 2005   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

NHS:

triangleSouth London health bosses' cover-up

triangleTotnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

triangleSave our NHS

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

triangleTyneside walk-in closures postponed after rally

Health:

triangleGlenfield victory shows people power can save our NHS

triangleVictory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangleTyneside to protest against A&E and walk-in cuts

triangleNHS cuts kill!

Trusts:

triangle'Paradise' for billionaires - austerity for us

triangleNHS meltdown - fight the Tory cuts

triangleNHS secret cuts plans exposed

Hospital:

triangle'Hands around HRI' to save Huddersfield A&E

triangleChatsworth neuro-rehab ward still open - unions join the campaign

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

16/12/17

Haringey

Blairite council 'all ears' to rich property developers

16/12/17

North West

Arriva bus drivers' action wins pay rise

14/12/17

Waltham Forest

Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

13/12/17

London

Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

13/12/17

Fracking

Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

13/12/17

Devon

Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

13/12/17

Miners

Tory plan to hold dinner at coal mining museum defeated

13/12/17

Bradford

Bradford campaign to save children's services launched

13/12/17

South London

South London health bosses' cover-up

13/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite day of action against blacklisting

13/12/17

Brighton

Brighton victory

13/12/17

Newham

Newham anti-academies strikes

13/12/17

Tamil Solidarity

Tamil Solidarity and Refugee Rights activists meeting

12/12/17

Woolwich

Support the Crossrail Woolwich walkout

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle16 Dec Blairite council 'all ears' to rich property developers

triangle16 Dec Arriva bus drivers' action wins pay rise

triangle14 Dec Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

triangle13 Dec Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

triangle13 Dec Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

triangle13 Dec Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

triangle13 Dec Trump's incendiary Jerusalem statement reignites Israeli-Palestinian...

More ...

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

triangle21 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Socialists and the National Question

triangle6 Jan Socialist Party national women's meeting

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2