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Tories promote private healthcare as NHS is overwhelmed with Covid-19

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THE TORY government is dumping the National Health Service (NHS), the publicly funded healthcare system in the UK. It is seeking help from private health...

150,000 Deaths – Tories Put The Bosses First – They Refuse...

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THE BMA yesterday condemned the 150,000 Covid deaths, so far, since the start of the pandemic. The reason for the mountain of corpses is...

‘A tragic milestone’ says Johnson as death toll passes 150,000!

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PM JOHNSON shed crocodile tears on Saturday as UK Covid-19 fatalities passed the 150,000 mark, with the BMA doctors’ union warning that ‘still the...

‘NHS at breaking point’ – Says BMA deputy chair Dr David...

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‘FROM HEALTH to social care, everything is at breaking point,’ deputy chair of the British Medical Association Council (BMA), Dr David Wrigley warned yesterday. ‘I...

‘Where will the staff come from?’ – BMA demands answers over...

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THE BMA (British Medical Asociation) has asked the government for more clarity on staffing of new Nightingale facilities. Commenting on the planned new Nightingale facilities...

NHS Is Reeling As Staff Sickness Grows

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THE NHS is reeling under the weight of staff absences, with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine warning that up to a quarter of...

Tories wiped out in North Shropshire by-election. Now is the time...

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THE VOTE came in at 4am on Friday morning for the North Shropshire by-election. The Liberal Democrats won, taking a seat the Tories have...

Six million waiting for NHS treatment – Highest since records began

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ALMOST six million people are waiting to have hospital treatment in England, the latest NHS monthly performance statistics revealed yesterday. The number of patients on...

Trade Unions must call a general strike now to scrap the...

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ON TUESDAY the Unite union, which has 100,000 members working in the health sector, wrote to every member of the House of Lords urging...

‘We are starting fightback against pay-pension cuts!’

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OVER 300 University and College Union (UCU) striking lecturers and student supporters rallied and marched to the Royal Exchange Building in the City of...

Covid measures reintroduced tomorrow – Javid under fire for not testing...

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TORY Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from tomorrow in response...

BMA & RCEM demand urgent action to end NHS winter crisis!...

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DOCTORS’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) has demanded ‘urgent action this winter to stop the National Health Service derailing entirely’. This stark warning came in a new report...

Care cost dumped on the backs of the poor – by...

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‘THIS IS daylight robbery,’ Labour’s shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth warned yesterday as the Health and Social Care Bill began its third reading. He was...

‘We hail the struggle of the Palestinian workers and youth’ ...

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NEWS LINE Editor Jonty Leff told the News Line 52nd Anniversary Rally on Saturday: ‘We hail the struggle of the Palestinian workers and youth. ‘We...

US takeover of GP surgeries subject to Judicial Review

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THE takeover of GP practices in London by US health insurance giant Centene Corporation will be subject of a judicial review in early 2022...

1,700 GPs quit in six years

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THE NHS’ latest GP workforce data for England has shown a drop of more than 1,700 full-time GPs – in the last six years. And...

RMT victory in ScotRail dispute shows the way forward for working...

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ON WEDNESDAY, the RMT transport union members won a massive victory in their fight against the ‘pitiful’ pay offer from ScotRail. RMT members at ScotRail,...

Thousands of GPs tell BMA rescue package is ‘useless’ – BMA...

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THOUSANDS of GPs in England have told the British Medical Association (BMA) that Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s package of measures to supposedly rescue general...

Tory war against GPs must be answered by the entire working...

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THE TORY government has launched a vicious war against GPs. 778 GP surgeries have closed in the last eight years alone, forcing patients to move...

GP fury at new Tory ‘name and shame’ regime

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THE TORY government turned its fire onto GPs yesterday provoking an angry response from the trade unions. Under new measures announced yesterday GPs will be...

Nursing on a ‘knife-edge’ RCN warn of intensifying staffing crisis

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NURSES’ unions have declared that World Patient Safety Day 2021 must be a ‘wake-up call’ to ministers to tackle – ‘urgently’ – the nursing...

‘We need properly funded GP services!’ – says BMA’s petition to...

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MORE than 10,000 people have signed the BMA’s petition calling for the Westminster government to properly fund general practice and source more desperately-needed GPs. The...

Frontline workers demand ‘scrap Policing Bill’

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Over 660 frontline healthcare, community, social and education workers have called for the Policing Bill to be scrapped ahead of a key debate in...

Frontline workers demand ‘scrap Policing Bill’

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Over 660 frontline healthcare, community, social and education workers have called for the Policing Bill to be scrapped ahead of a key debate in...

‘We refuse to become informants’ – Doctors, nurses and teachers...

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DOCTORS, nurses and teachers have warned that the Police Bill will turn them into police informants. The Bill, to be debated in the House of...

NHS 50,000 Doctors Short!

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THE NHS is 50,000 doctors short new British Medical Association (BMA) re-search released yesterday has found. The number of doctors in England has fallen even...

Stop NHS cuts and privatisation – a general strike to defend...

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THE CRISIS in the NHS has reached a breaking point with NHS Providers and the NHS Confederation issuing an unprecedented joint report calling for...

GP Staffing Crisis

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TURNOVER in General Practice doctors has seen a steady increase over the last decade, according to researchers, who have warned policymakers that support measures...

Privateers will be handed £2bn to take NHS patients

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THE TORIES are in talks with private healthcare companies to deal with the backlog of thousands of NHS patients by farming them out, at...

Heart patients hit by pandemic

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THE overwhelming of NHS hospitals by Covid patients in successive waves has led to a large reduction in care for heart patients, with consequent...

Junior doctors have been ‘insulted’ by exclusion from any NHS...

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JUNIOR doctors have been excluded from any NHS pay rise, and they are furious. Yesterday, their union, the British Medical Association (BMA), announced they...

FRESH JUNIOR DOCTORS STRIKES ARE LOOMING! – as Tories exclude them...

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THE BMA is to survey junior doctors on possible action to take following massive anger over their exclusion from the NHS ‘pay award’. The BMA...

GP Surgeries Under Threat

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GP SURGERIES are under threat of closure or will be forced to reduce services this winter as pressure mounts, Local Medical Committees (LMCs) have...

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...