Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
27 March 2013
From 1 April, the Con-Dems Health and Social Care Act comes into force in England - ending the government's duty to provide comprehensive free healthcare and freeing the NHS from parliamentary control...
20 March 2013
In April the NHS will be another step closer to being fully privatised. GP-led commissioning groups will have responsibility for most of England's NHS budget
20 February 2013
Local Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) supporters and Socialist Party members were out in Stafford on 16 February, campaigning over the future of Stafford hospital, writes Andy Bentley.
6 February 2013
Despite widespread public opposition, in October 2011 the then health secretary - Tory Andrew Lansley - confirmed the closure of A&E department and maternity services at King George Hospital in Goodmayes, east London
28 November 2012
On Saturday, defying cold, driving rain, up to 10,000 residents and staff marched to defend their local hospital. A south London nurse reports
21 November 2012
Every area of the National Health Service faces crisis as the government financial squeeze threatens thousands of job losses and closures of hospital departments...
7 November 2012
Sherwood Forest: I read with alarm that the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) debts at King's Mill Hospital, part of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have now doubled from £1.26 billion to £2.05 billion over the 38 years of the 'mortgage'...
31 October 2012
Two hospitals could be privatised with another losing its accident and emergency department on the orders of the South London NHS Trust (SLNT) administrator
3 October 2012
Defend the NHS - Stop Sherwood Forest cuts: A Private Finance Initiative is like a long-term, high-interest mortgage. But, in this case, when you've finished paying the mortgage, the house belongs to the bank!...
12 September 2012
Two Bristol health trusts are pursuing a 'money-saving' merger, threatening the central A&E unit in the Bristol Royal Infirmary
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