Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
18 January 2017
I find it frightening that NHS trusts are unable to guarantee patient safety. I find it shocking that the Red Cross, an organisation normally associated with international aid, has found it necessary to declare a "humanitarian crisis" in the fifth largest economy in the world.
11 January 2017
The last 12 months have been the worst in the history of the NHS. It's under pressure like never before. The crisis moment many warned of has arrived.
7 December 2016
The Tory plan to privatise the NHS via the back door has given way to smashing in via the main entrance. Their next attack is NHS England's shadowy 'STPs'. Under these, the government aims to make a further £22 billion of NHS cuts by 2020
2 November 2016
There was a lively picket line of ambulance workers outside St George's hospital in Tooting, south London on 1 November. The GMB members are in dispute with their employer G4S (who run the outsourced service) because their pay and conditions are now inferior to other NHS workers.
6 April 2016
Some parts of the NHS will now have to pay market-rate rents on their facilities.
10 February 2016
I was told by my GP that I have severe depression and anxiety on 1 October 2015. Now I had a name for it. And suddenly whoosh, I joined the one in five that will at some stage of their life suffer from some form of depression.
13 January 2016
Cuts, debt and exhaustion: The NHS deficit is rapidly worsening. Staff shortages in ambulance and community services mean more work falling on their shoulders.
13 January 2016
Early starts with late finishes might be the norm as a student nurse but they don't get any easier.
2 December 2015
London Ambulance Service has become the first in the country to be placed in special measures. Failings have led to the NHS Trust Development Authority taking it over.
14 October 2015
At the headquarters of infamous retailer Sports Direct, ambulances were called more than 80 times over two years.
9 September 2015
A potentially traumatic health crisis recently showed Socialist Party and trade union activist Paul Couchman that the NHS is still functioning well at weekends, thanks to NHS staff, not to Tory cuts.
28 January 2015
The Unison Health Service Group Executive (SGE) voted to suspend NHS England strike action scheduled for 29 January
21 January 2015
The growing crisis in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments is the result of government policies, as well described in the Socialist
24 November 2014
Nurses, cleaners, porters, midwives, therapists, paramedics, scientists, radiographers and other NHS staff have again taken strike action
19 February 2014
Council pay: The local government employers have scrapped the pay negotiations for 1.6 million workers until the new rate for the minimum wage is set in May
5 February 2014
On 1 February, Unite members in the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust took part in a further 24-hour strike as part of their long-running dispute, writes Iain Dalton.
15 January 2014
NSSN affiliate: The Probation Officers union Napo has become the eighth national union to affiliate to the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN)
11 December 2013
The latest measure of the cuts crisis in the NHS is the revelation that some patients are being forced to wait in ambulances outside hospitals because there is no bed for them and no staff to treat them, writes Alison Hill.
11 September 2013
Around 40 Unite members and supporters protested outside Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) headquarters near Wakefield on 3 September
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