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17 November 2021
Massively increase funding; Kick out the profiteers;
15% pay rise now!
The NHS Confederation, a body which brings together senior managers in the health service, has said the NHS is "at tipping point". But these bureaucrats are out of touch: the collapse has already begun.
7 April 2020
The temptation to come home and cry at the end of every shift is sometimes overwhelming. As part of diagnostics, my department touches on most of the hospital
1 April 2020
"Only in the last couple of weeks things are actually happening"
15 January 2020
In November, none of England's 118 major A&E departments met their targets - In December the situation got worse.
29 August 2018
NHS services are showing the strain of cuts, privatisation and insufficient funding.
25 July 2018
Anyone breathing a sigh of relief at seeing the back of Jeremy Hunt as health secretary should take a closer look at his replacement Matt Hancock.
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.
10 January 2018
The winter NHS crisis has provoked fury from patients and health workers alike, with many taking to social media to share candid photos of the situation.
13 December 2017
Underfunded, understaffed, under attack:
It's the NHS workers and patients who bear the brunt of the inevitable winter pressures - combined with underfunding, understaffing, low pay and low morale.
14 June 2017
The Grenfell Tower fire spread with horrific speed. Witnesses described heart-rending scenes as residents attempted to escape. Note: this article was updated and expanded on 19/6/17.
22 March 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Health cuts kill; 'Jam' man - white van man; getting rid of 'green crap'; fighting cuts is no 'failure'; feminist film, BT scandal, bosses' Brexit?
22 February 2017
What we saw including an appalling Tory attack on the homeless, an NHS tale, refugee solidarity and a train robbery.
22 February 2017
Cuts to NHS and social care are the major cause for the rise in mortality rates and excess deaths, research recently published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has confirmed.
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.
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