The NHS was created by the working-class movement and has always been defended by the working class. The only genuine way to celebrate its 70th birthday is to defend every service and roll back privatisation in a new mass movement for the best health care available in the 21stcentury.
The annual winter crisis in the NHS reached even greater heights over the recent weeks as the Tory government’s funding freeze resulted in huge pressures at emergency departments across Britain and Northern Ireland. In the South, the same story was repeated again,the result of chronic under funding.
Junior Doctors Step Up Action By Banbha O’Neill Due to the government’s decision to continue with an unpopular new contract for junior doctors, the British Medical Association (BMA) has escalated industrial action planned for 26th April to a full walk-out. This will be the first strike in the history of […]
Consequence of profit before health The news that the United States is to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to build isolation hospitals, while Sierra Leone has implemented a national lock-down to try to contain the Ebola virus underlines how serious the epidemic in West Africa has become. Thousands are now […]
Yet again the Royal Victoria A&E has been brought close to breaking point as long queues of patients desperate to receive treatment wait up to 23 hours. The risk to peoples health and the strain on staff put in an impossible situation is a predictable and completely avoidable crisis. A […]
The recent “pause” of the referral system that allows public money to be given to private health firms has exposed the increasing offensive by the private sector into our NHS. The only complaint by MLAs wasn’t that millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money is drained out of the public purse […]
The crisis in our health service is getting worse as a result of cuts to budgets and staff. Waiting lists have jumped a staggering 30% in the past year as fewer staff struggle to deal with patients in fewer hospital services. More than 127,000 people are currently waiting for a […]
On 5 June, Unison – the biggest trade union in health – is organising a day of protest over pay. And there is plenty for us to protest about. The recommendation of the NHS Pay Review Body this year was for an across the board rise of 1%. 1%! …After […]