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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’...

GPs denounce Tory plans to roll out vaccine for putting patient...

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VER 1,000 GPs have written to Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock demanding that the government produces a ‘full plan’ for the roll out of...

492 dead from Covid-19 in 24 hours – report Tory PM...

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TORY PM Johnson was joined by head of NHS England Simon Stevens at a joint press conference yesterday afternoon in which they reported 492...

‘Black, Asian & minority ethnic people have been over-exposed and under-protected...

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Covid-19 has ‘thrived’ among black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) communities because of structural race discrimination, a new Labour Party report from Baroness Doreen...

Doctors fear NHS collapse this winter! – Another 12 deaths in...

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THOUSANDS of doctors in England have told a BMA survey they have little or no confidence in the NHS being able to cope this...

King’s unions & management disengage

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KING’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (KCHFT) management has been accused by the Unite union of ‘racism, discrimination and bullying’ as staff-side joint partnership meetings...

Older people abandoned to die in care homes

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OLDER PEOPLE in care homes were abandoned to die amid government failures during the coronavirus pandemic, Amnesty International accuses the Tory government in a...

To End The Covid-19 Crisis The Trade Unions Must Bring Down...

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TORY HEALTH SECRETARY Hancock yesterday said of the Covid-19 crisis that Britain was facing a ‘tipping point’ and ‘we have a choice’. It turns...

Patients to be turned away from A&E – Hancock outlines NHS...

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YESTERDAY in Parliament, Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that less serious cases would be turned away from A&E and only the most serious...

SECOND COVID PEAK IS LIKELY! say thousands of BMA doctors

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THOUSANDS of doctors say a second Covid peak is very likely and is their greatest fear this winter. A major survey of doctors by the...

NHS backlog putting patients’ health at risk!

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NHS PERFORMANCE stats reveal the ‘devastating extent of patient suffering’ amid a ‘daunting’ backlog, says the BMA. In his response to the latest NHS performance...

‘Do not resuscitate’ care homes scandal – Professor Leary demands investigation

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A STARTLING new report published by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) states that during the peak of the pandemic people in care homes were...

230,000 tenants face eviction as ban ends this weekend – Only...

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ON SATURDAY the ban on evicting tenants in England and Wales, introduced by the Tories at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, is due...

Scrapping of Public Health England part of Tory plan to force...

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The lead story in last weekend’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper announced: ‘Hancock axes failing public health body,’ adding ‘PHE (Public Health England) to be scrapped...

NHS waiting times ‘deeply concerning’ – says BMA

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‘THESE latest sets of NHS performance statistics are deeply concerning, and paint a very bleak picture for the future delivery of patient care if...

‘Nurses gave their all – only to be greeted with a...

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MORE THAN 10,000 nurses, other NHS workers, trade unionists and supporters marched from St James’s Park to Parliament Square on Saturday on a demonstration...

Lebanon’s foreign minister quits while financial crisis rages!

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LEBANON’S Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday in protest at what he described as the government’s...

Ring before going to A&E! Dangerous triage system launched in...

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A DANGEROUS phone triage scheme for A&E at Wales’ largest hospital is to be launched tomorrow in which patients are expected to ring before...