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Tories considering a national government – they must be overthrown! Forward...

THE COLLAPSE of the US economy with 10 million US workers losing their jobs in the last two weeks, allied to the already collapsed...

Ventilator Rationing!

VENTILATORS are to be rationed, using tactics employed on the battlefield, where army medics choose who to treat and who to leave to bleed...

50 Italian Doctors Dead!

THE DEATHS of more than 50 doctors from Covid-19 in Italy must serve as an ‘urgent warning’ to British government on PPE supply. The BMA...

DOCTORS ‘FEEL LIKE CANNON FODDER’ says Chair of Doctors’ Association UK

Doctors ‘feel like lambs to the slaughter and cannon fodder’, said the chair of the Doctors’ Association UK yesterday morning, demanding that frontline NHS...

Reject US health insurance industry structure in the NHS Long Term...

THE NHS Long Term Plan (LTPlan), and national GP contract reform in England: ‘Investment and Evolution – a five year framework for GP contract...

NHS ‘safe staffing forum’ demands minimum legal safe staffing level!

SIXTY Unison nursing delegates gathered in Warwick last week for the ‘safe staffing forum’ in which the worforce crisis in the NHS was discussed....

More Than 100,000 A&E Patients Waited For More Than Four Hours...

MORE than 100,000 A&E patients waited for hours to be treated in hospitals in January, the highest number since records began, NHS figures show. There...

Baby deaths & 4-hour trolley waits! Closures of maternity and...

AN INQUIRY into baby deaths at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has been broadened into an investigation of hundreds of deaths nationally, Tory...

BMA recommends dangerous GP contract changes – Paramedics to be substituted...

THE British Medical Association’s (BMA) GP England (GPCE) committee has voted to accept a dangerous package of changes to the GP contract for 2020-21. On...

Winter NHS ambulance meltdown LIVES AT RISK

THE GMB union has warned lives are being put at risk as new figures show 30,000 NHS patients were hit by delays of more...

Doctors Pensions Victory – Presumption Of Guilt Proposal Is Outlawed By...

THE BMA doctors’ union secured a high court victory on Friday over controversial changes made by the Tory secretary of state for health and...

BMA condemns & rejects Primary Care specifications!

THE BMA’s England GP committee has voted not to accept a contract agreement with NHS England and condemned the recently-published draft service specifications outlining...

Worst NHS winter crisis ever! NHS unions must join health strike...

A&Es axed, children’s hospitals closed, nurses driven out because of overwork and under-pay, junior doctors at the point of exhaustion, GP surgeries shut down,...

NHS ‘RECONFIGURATION’ IS CLOSING HOSPITALS! – GP role being changed from...

THE NHS was a key issue in the general election. US-HMO-style (Health Maintenance Organisations) integrated care systems are being set up all over England. Provided largely...

Defend General Practice by driving privateers out of the NHS and...

THE head of the Royal College of GPs yesterday said that the job of full-time GPs was now ‘undoable’ owing to the huge pressures...

There are 10,000 medical vacancies

THE BMA doctors trade union has responded to data on NHS vacancies, GP workforce and GP appointments. Responding to the latest quarterly NHS vacancy data,...

NHS Faces ‘Worst Ever Winter!’

THE LATEST ‘catastrophic’ NHS performance figures have sparked fears that the health service is on track for the ‘worst ever’ winter, the BMA doctors’...

LABOUR’S £26bn NHS ‘RESCUE!’

LABOUR has announced a £26bn real terms Rescue Plan to deliver ‘real change in our health service’. The Labour Party is pledging to end the...

NHS Bosses Using Election To Gag Staff – Gmb

NHS bosses are trying to ‘gag’ staff during the general election, GMB Union revealed yesterday, warning that health service workers are being told they...

Doctors warn of worst-ever winter crisis!

THE President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Katherine Henderson, has urged hospital boards to ‘take immediate action’ to reduce crowding in...

‘Systemic, chronic understaffing’ endemic in elderly care say Australian nurses unions

‘Systemic, chronic understaffing’ endemic in elderly care say Australian nurses unions SYSTEMATIC, chronic understaffing leading to unacceptable instances of neglect, abuse, and too many preventable...

Over A Decade Of Tory NHS Cuts Have Put Patients And...

OVER A decade of Tory NHS cuts have put patients and staff at risk, as hospitals have been left in such a state of...

Lobby TUC Sept 9 to demand break from EU now and...

THE REMAINER MPs have been dealt a minor blow by the Scottish courts. A Scottish judge has refused to order an immediate halt to...

3,000+ refugees have been on hunger strike in detention centres since...

THE HOME Office itself has produced figures showing that more than 3,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been on hunger strike in the last...

Doctors welcome Tory pensions concessions!

DOCTORS have welcomed a series of concessions by the Treasury, altering the effect on them of punitive pension rules which are in fact forcing...

‘To reverse years of underinvestment sustained levels of investment are needed’...

RESPONDING to PM Johnson’s comments in the weekend’s Sunday Times newspaper, in which he pledged a £1.8bn cash injection into the NHS BMA council...

‘Significant Victory’ For Junior Doctors!

THE BMA doctors’ union has hailed the Court of Appeal ruling on rest breaks as ‘a significant victory for junior doctors’. Commenting on the Court...

Patients assessed, treated & sent home on same day! The Tories...

THE TORY government, using their NHS Long Term Plan have stepped up their war against the health service, attempting to drive through measures that...

Staffing crisis! Patients waiting for operations! STOP TORY NHS CUTS!

IN RESPONSE to the most recent NHS performance statistics and the political situation in which they are occurring, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) director...

Private company driven out of NHS

A HEALTHCARE ‘procurement’ process that named a private provider as the preferred bidder for contracts worth £25m has been abandoned after NHS trusts threatened...

DOCTORS TAKE PENSIONS ACTION!–following the lead of the firefighters

AT least a dozen doctors are to take legal action against the government because they believe they were forced to join a pension scheme...

Dr Bawa-Garba victory –‘a defining moment’

DR BAWA-GARBA’s victory, in reversing the General Medical Council’s decision to strike her off the medical register over the death of a patient was...

Warrington NHS Trust Cancels ‘Privatisation From Within’ Plan

THE WARRINGTON and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been forced by an enormous outburst of mass anger to cancel a scheme allowing patients...

Trump takes US to brink of war with Iran! Workers must...

US PRESIDENT Trump took America to the brink of war with Iran ... and then pulled back at the very last minute on Thursday...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NEW GP CONTRACT – it introduces American...

THE TITLE of the new GP contract is ‘Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the NHS Long Term...

REJECT JUNIOR DOCTORS CONTRACT! – says the Doctors’ Association

THE Doctors’ Association (DAUK) has refused to endorse the junior doctor contract deal agreed by the BMA and the government, warning that some members...

‘THE NHS IS BEING SOLD OFF AS WE SPEAK!’ – ...

THE British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday urged all Conservative Party leadership candidates to commit to excluding the NHS from any post-Brexit trade deals. In a...

‘Streets of Shame: Homelessness and the NHS – a Tome of...

THE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) has published ‘Streets of Shame: Homelessness and the NHS – a tome of tragedies,’ in which homeless people and...

138 GP Surgeries Shut Last Year!

ONE HUNDRED and thirty-eight GP surgeries shut last year, compared to 18 the previous year, the latest GP workforce figures from NHS Digital show,...

Bma Condemns ‘Cruel And Vindictive’ Whorlton Hall

THE BMA has condemned the ‘cruel, vindictive and abusive’ behaviour exposed by Panorama at the private Whorlton Hall hospital. Responding to last night’s Panorama programme,...

Safe staffing levels now! demands RCN

NURSES at their annual RCN (Royal College of Nursing) conference in Liverpool yesterday demanded that NHSEngland finally adopts a Safe Staffing Level, requiring by...

Strip Capita!

A DEVASTATING ‘blunder’ that saw 160,000 patient records wrongly archived is the latest unacceptable failing from Capita, doctors union BMA (British Medical Association) said...

Junior doctors be warned over the new GPs contract!

JUNIOR doctors be warned. A historic new GP contract has been quietly negotiated by the BMA and NHSEngland, designed to catapult NHS healthcare into...

NHS CANCER SERVICES ‘Worst winter crisis ever’

NHS CANCER services plunged into the worst winter on record as patients were left waiting weeks for treatment, warns a new BMA report Doctors’ leaders...

‘Break with EU now’ demands May Day meeting

Following the May Day march last Wednesday, 1st May, the Workers Revolutionary Party and the Young Socialists, held a lively meeting in Covent Garden. Chairman Jonty...

NHS PORTERS AT RISK – transporting the dead in sheets...

NHS PORTERS at Epsom and St Helier Trust, not only have very ‘flimsy’ Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) but they are being forced to transport...

Ventilator Rationing!