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GPs at breaking point! – While big pharma fleece the NHS

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THE ROYAL College of GPs (RCGP) has sounded the alarm over the crisis in general practice, calling yesterday for an urgent emergency rescue plan. Professor...

Infection out of control – ‘Isolation exemptions will spread Covid-19’ –...

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STAFF isolation exemptions are absolutely the wrong answer to the government’s failure to control spiralling infection rates, says doctors’ union the BMA. Responding to news...

Union leaders are fiddling while the NHS burns! General Strike...

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THE BURNING issue of NHS workers’ pay is so explosive that the Tories left it to the very last day that Parliament sits before...

NHS pay fury at 3% pay rise – unions consider strikes

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HEALTH workers, furious about the government’s offer of a below-inflation 3% pay deal are to be consulted by their unions, the BMA, RCM, RCN,...

Israel’s NSO’s Pegasus Project hacks the phones of over 50,000 people...

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A DETAILED investigation carried out by Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based non-profit media organisation, the human rights group Amnesty International and world media organisations has...

PM And Chancellor Sunak Forced To Self Isolate As Labour Continues...

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THE Prime Minister and Chancellor are to ‘now self-isolate as normal’ after both met with Health Secretary Sajid Javid who had tested positively for...

Scrap the Tory Health and Care Bill – it is a...

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TORY PM Johnson’s new Health and Care Bill currently going through Parliament, is a fresh attack on the NHS by a Conservative Party that...

Health Bill ‘is a Privateers Charter’ says Shadow Health Secretary Ashworth

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LABOUR said yesterday that it will oppose the government’s Health and Social Care Bill. ‘With more than one-in-10 people on waiting lists for treatment in...

Unions must take strike action to stop lifting of Covid-19 restrictions...

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HE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) doctors’ trade union has spelt it out that pressing ahead with lifting final Covid-19 restrictions in England on July...

NHS HAS ‘FRIGHTENING’ AND ‘UNFORGIVABLE’ STAFF CRISIS says the BMA doctors’...

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ENGLAND has an ‘unforgivable’ and ‘frightening’ NHS workforce crisis that severely threatens patient safety, says the BMA doctors’ union in research published today. The BMA...

BMA launch ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into Pandemic

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DOCTORS’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) has launched its own ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic. This is ahead of the Tory...

Doctors, NHS staff & nurses are gearing up for pay strike...

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MONDAY is the anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service (July 5th 1948) and Johnson’s Tories have marked the event by refusing...

Doctors To Take Action Over 1% Pay Offer

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SENIOR doctors in England will be consulted on taking industrial action if the government’s 1% pay rise offer is not improved. The British Medical Association...

Doctors are suffering ‘emotional and psychological distress–since they cannot give...

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BMA research finds doctors are suffering ‘emotional’ and ‘psychological’ distress because they cannot give patients the treatment and care that they need. New research by...

NHS BACKLOG ‘Dangerously close to crippling services’ – BMA

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THE NHS BACKLOG is ‘dangerously close’ to crippling our health service as waiting times hit a record high, doctors’ union the BMA has warned. Responding...

‘Workforce burnout’ is on a large scale in the NHS –...

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A CRITICAL report by MPs on the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has warned of large scale ‘workforce burnout’ in the...

RCN launch ‘Nursing Workplace Standards’ – as nursing vacancies rise to...

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The RCN’s Nursing Workforce Standards have been created to explicitly set out what must happen within workplaces to ensure the delivery of safe and...

BJP defeated in regional election as India’s masses turn on Modi!

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INDIA’S prime minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing BJP party suffered a massive political defeat at the hands of voters in West Bengal on...

Fifth of PPE contracts were ‘red flagged for corruption’!

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A DAMNING report published yesterday entitled ‘Track and Trace’ by Transparency International has shone a light on the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) scandal, where...

Fury over US health firms takeover of GP practices Doctors in...

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A PROTEST against GP practices being taken over by US health insurance giant Centene Corporation – branded as ‘the accelerating privatisation of the NHS...

Conductors on ScotRail: Strike goes ahead Sun!

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RAIL UNION the RMT has confirmed that planned industrial action by ScotRail conductors will go ahead from this Sunday – in a fight for...

NHS staff ‘exodus’ if no increase in pay says BMA –...

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DOCTORS’ union the Medical Association (BMA) underlined their demand on Thursday for a pay increase for NHS staff. Responding to a recent analysis by the...

‘Pandemic has left the NHS running on empty! – Overworked doctors...

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OVERWORKED doctors must be allowed to rest and recover so we can keep patients safe, doctors’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) warned. The BMA...

Female doctors take on extra work to fight Covid – RCN...

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Female doctors say they have ‘felt compelled to step up’ during the pandemic, even though they knew they were at risk, as BMA research shows that they...

Time to drive the Tories out! TUC must call a general...

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AFTER the Tory insult of a 1% pay offer to the heroic health workers, the working class and youth are boiling with anger and...

RCN SETTING UP A £35m STRIKE FUND

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FOLLOWING the recommendation of the ‘slap in the face’ 1% pay award by the Department of Health and Social Care in its evidence to...

‘Sunak’s refusal to lift the pay cap on civil servants and...

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RESPONDING to Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget speech last Wednesday, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka commented: ‘Rishi Sunak has today failed to vaccinate the...

‘NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH’ – GP practice operator taken over

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ONE of the UK’s biggest GP practice operators has been taken over by the US health insurance group Centene Corporation. This has been condemned by...

GPs DEPORTATION THREAT – RCGP warns of visa crisis

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THE RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel demanding that the government must act ‘urgently’ to prevent newly-qualified...

Tories seek to smash NHS up into 42 pieces! Entire working...

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new government White Paper in Parliament on Thursday pushing a complete reorganisation of the...

Tories move to replace NHS with regional healthcare!

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new White Paper in Parliament yesterday pushing a complete reorganisation of the NHS, breaking...

Reports of PM Johnson reducing the private sector in the NHS...

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BY RETIRED BMA MEMBER ANNA ATHOW THE main story on BBC news on Saturday, was that Boris Johnson was proposing to reverse the Cameron health...

‘Seeing death at this rate every day is not normal’ says...

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‘EMOTIONALLY, we are not coping. Seeing death at this rate every day is not normal,’ was the view of hospital nurse Mosima Doreen Mabeba...

‘Nursing staff need to have full confidence they are protected!’

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THE TORIES ‘indecision’ means nursing staff are facing a postcode lottery in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), leaving some more protected than others, the Royal...

TORY VACCINE POLICY CHALLENGED! – unregulated, unlicensed trial is condemned

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THE GAP between the first and second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine must be reduced to three or four weeks to ensure it...

Student Nurses, Unpaid And Uninsured, Are Treating Coronavirus Patients – And...

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STUDENT nurses who are currently doing their placements are facing serious risks. Their lives are at risk as many are treating coronavirus patients and...

Johnson speaks as troops go in

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‘IT would be fatal if this sense of progress over vaccines was now to breed any kind complacency,’ Tory PM Boris Johnson said yesterday...

15th GP dies of Covid Doctors demand NHS staff vaccination speed-up...

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HIGHLY respected London GP Dr Augustine Obaro died from Covid-19 on New Year’s Day, becoming the 15th GP lost to the pandemic. Dr Obaro, who...

NHS staff ‘exhausted & on the brink!’ – BMA

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A YEAR of unparalleled pressure has left staff exhausted and on the brink, a just-released BMA survey shows. Thousands of doctors have revealed the impact...

Tories are unable to beat Covid virus – time to bring...

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YESTERDAY, the BMA revealed in a statement that thousands of doctors feared that the NHS would not be able to cope with the ‘incredible...

THE NHS IS IN DANGER! – warns BMA Council Chair...

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THE NHS is in danger of being overwhelmed by a surge of both Covid-19 and non-Covid cases, a new British Medical Association (BMA) survey...

Turned away from A&E!

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GP SURGERIES will start receiving referrals from A&E departments under a new set of measures proposed by NHS England which were announced yesterday. The plans,...

Doctors feeling ‘abandonded’ by Tories over PPE says BMA council chair...

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SHORTAGES of PPE (personal protective equipment) during the early months of Covid-19 left doctors feeling ‘abandoned’ by the government, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul...

Frontline NHS staff must be vaccinated! – Many NHS staff...

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FRONTLINE health and social care workers must be given every opportunity to have the Covid-19 vaccine, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has said. Dr Nagpaul...

Johnson-Sunak Are Preparing A Winter War Against The British Working Class!

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THE UK working class is heading into the greatest ever winter struggle in its history, much greater than any of the ‘winters of discontent’...