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‘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...

‘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 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...

BMA & RCGP deny supporting Tory ‘fit notes’ and ESA cuts

THE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have sought to repudiate the claims by the Department of Work...

80% of doctors at very high – BMA report

BOTH junior doctors and seniors are facing serious burn out because of lack of staff, overwork and stress, and this has created a serious...

Upfront fees deter patients – Immigrants denied cancer treatment says BMA

PATIENTS from other countries are failing to get the urgent cancer treatment they need, because of upfront fees. These fees are ‘deterring immigrants from...

Stop privatisation of cervical cancer

THE UNITE trade union, the largest in Britain, is calling for a suspension of the privatisation of all cervical cancer screening services in NHS...

NHS staffing crisis – only solution kick out the Tories!

THE shortage of NHS staff in England has reached the point where patients are being warned that they will have to get used to...

Dire Staff Shortages At Cancer Centres Across The UK – Investment...

Annual workforce figures released on Tuesday by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) reveal the ‘dire’ staff  shortages at cancer centres across the UK. Clinical...

Chronically ill thrown off benefits – because GPs ‘misled’ by...

PATIENTS suffering from serious and chronic illnesses have been driven to the brink of homlessness after being declared ‘fit-for-work’ and thrown off their benefits....

Some big issues for the London-wide LMCs Annual Conference

A NEW CONTRACT for GPs was signed by Dr Vautrey, the chair of the BMA’s GP committee (GPC), on 31st January 2019. Its full title...

100,000 NHS staff vacancies!

‘THESE figures reflect the stark reality facing NHS trusts resulting from the combination of relentless increases in patient demand, 100,000 staff vacancies and the...

Only Half Of GP Practice Buildings Are Fit For Purpose!

Only half of GP practice buildings in England are fit for purpose, with surgeries too small to meet the demands of growing populations, a...

RCN demanding £1bn investment in student funding!

‘LARGE-SCALE action’ is required, leading NHS trade unions are warning this week, as official NHS figures have exposed the fact that workers today face...

70% of medical students can’t afford necessities!

SEVEN out of 10 medical students cannot afford basic necessities, finds a BMA survey. An annual BMA poll found over two-thirds (70%) of 639 surveyed...

RECORD NUMBER OF HOMELESS ATTENDING AT A&Es

THE NUMBER of visits to hospital accident and emergency departments by homeless people has more than trebled under Tory governments since 2011, the BMA...

NHS cervical screening services threatened with privatisation!

FEARS are being expressed about the threat of privatisation of NHS cervical screening services used by thousands of women throughout the country every year,...

GPs’ anger at May’s ‘money for diverts’ scheme

UNDER PM May’s long-term NHS plan, a new scheme is set out in which GPs are offered ‘shared savings’ for the amount of...

GMB denounces May’s NHS plan

‘How does the government expect to deliver everything promised in the plan without the staff to deliver the services,’ asked GMB union yesterday in...

Prevention rather than cure! – Tories unveil 10-year plan to smash...

‘THE NHS long term plan is as much about prevention, and early diagnosis, as treatment and recovery,’ PM May said speaking on The Andrew...

NHS HANDS OVER £26m TO PRIVATEERS

A NEW investigation carried out by the BMA has discovered that private consultancy firms have been paid at least £26m by the NHS as...

Strip Capita Of NHS Contract!

STRIP private outsourcing giant Capita of its NHS contract, doctors’ union the BMA demanded after the shocking news broke yesterday that more than 3,500...

‘NHS Needs 10,000 More Beds This Winter’

A NEW BMA analysis shows that the NHS needs up to 10,000 more beds to meet pressures this winter. Hospital emergency care departments...

Royal Mail 97% YES for strike

OVER 97% of members of the CWU (Communication Workers Union) working for Royal Mail, voted ‘YES’ for strike action, it was announced yesterday. Hundreds of...