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5 December 2017
Celebrations were taking place in Leicester city centre following an outstanding victory for the campaign to save congenital heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital
30 November 2017
The proposal to end surgery at the centre has been dropped
29 November 2017
A grassroots movement is continuing to build up against the grievous bodily harm being committed against the NHS by the Tory government
15 March 2017
"Can you imagine how we feel knowing that our precious daughter could have to travel for hours in an emergency situation to get to life saving surgery when she may not have hours? If you go ahead with your proposal children will die, it's a simple as that. How can that ever be an acceptable outcome?"
28 February 2017
Families of heart patients at the threatened East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital have condemned NHS England for a "totally inadequate" public consultation
22 February 2017
Reports of Socialist Party regional conferences in East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.
8 February 2017
The NHS is in crisis. Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year, mainly because of bed shortages. One in six A&E departments faces closure or downgrading because of NHS cuts.
1 November 2016
Around 6,000 people marched through the centre of Grantham, east Midlands, in defence of their A&E unit on 29 October. The "temporary" night time closure has people rightly up in arms as it has been extended already.
26 October 2016
Glenfield congenital heart centre in Leicester is the only such service in the East Midlands
28 September 2016
The fight to stop the closure of the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, stepped up a gear following a hugely successful public meeting on 24 September.
21 September 2016
Children's heart surgery is to end at three hospitals around the country if NHS England gets its way.
7 September 2016
The sudden closure of Grantham Hospital's night time A&E service has sparked a wave of anger and rebellion
31 August 2016
Over 200 people attended a protest on 14 August, organised by campaigners against the night-time closure of Grantham Accident and Emergency Department. The protest was organised, with just a few days' notice, by a local group including Labour councillor Charmaine Morgan.
2 March 2016
Fighting austerity is expensive. We have a fantastic opportunity to raise fighting fund at this year's national congress on 19-21 March. If every branch approaches its supporters and members for a donation to give to the fighting fund appeal then we could confidently reach our target.
2 March 2016
Throughout the East Midlands we have seen an upsurge in the willingness of workers to fight back against unfair conditions and low pay. On 28 February, members of the Socialist Party from across the region came together for a conference in Nottingham.
2 December 2015
Margaret Thatcher resigned as Tory prime minister 25 years ago. After 11 years in power she was forced out before her third term was over.
30 September 2015
A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.
15 July 2015
As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.
8 October 2014
The East Midlands region ran a successful event to help train newer Socialist Party unionists how to work effectively in their union
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