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Senior doctors in Zimbabwe strike and accuse the government of turning...

STRIKING senior doctors in Zimbabwe have accused the government of misleading the nation – by suggesting it had secured large quantities of essential drugs...

‘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...

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...

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...

New Zealand junior doctors strike!

Thousands of New Zealand junior doctors walked off the job for a record five days from Monday in the fifth and longest strike for...

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...

Zimbabwe National Strike Against Fuel Price Hike!

ZIMBABWE’S largest labour union confederation called a national strike starting midnight on Sunday/Monday after the government more than doubled fuel prices to among the...

JUNIOR DOCTORS DOG-TIRED 63,000 contract breaches

TENS of thousands of junior doctors are working beyond contracted hours without a break, making them extremely tired which, in turn, puts patients’...

8,000 doctors shifts uncovered

JUNIOR doctors are being left in charge of A&Es for entire shifts without a single senior doctor on the ward, new figures have revealed,...

Junior doctors considering strike action

JUNIOR doctors, furious at being offered only a 2 per cent pay rise last month, are considering strike action. The British Medical Association (BMA)...

Unacceptable! – Doctors Condemn 2% ‘Pay Rise’

A NEW BMA poll shows nine out of ten doctors regard the latest government pay award as ‘unacceptable’. As well, the BMA poll of...

Public sector pay rise will cost thousands of jobs!

''OUT OF TOUCH’ Theresa May has left one million people ‘in limbo’, said the GMB on Tuesday, in response to the Tory announcement that...

Tory pay rise is a pay cut!

‘AFTER a decade-long pay cut we are asking ourselves: is this good enough? And of what we have seen, the answer is NO,’ senior...

Junior doctors ‘burned out’ GMC

NEARLY a quarter of junior doctors say their work makes them feel ‘burnt out’, and almost one-in-three says they are often ‘exhausted’ in the...

New Junior Doctors’ Contract Negotiations

THE BMA (British Medical Association) announced at the annual junior doctors committee meeting on Saturday that it is participating ‘in a collaborative review and...

Reject The ‘reform’ Of Agenda For Change

ON 21st March 2018, Jeremy Hunt announced the government was offering NHS staff on Agenda For Change (AfC) a new pay offer. ON 21st...

Workers will not get any ‘new deal’ from the Tories! Make...

THE WINDRUSH scandal, missiles launched at Syria without even seeking permission from Parliament, the Grenfell fire disaster, the winter NHS meltdown, homelessness and rough...

Junior Doctors Defend Pay Band!

JUNIOR DOCTORS have defended their protected pay banding after a year-long struggle. The BMA supported 15 foundation doctors at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS...

Junior Doctors Are Angry!

JUNIOR doctors and their union have responded angrily after 1,500 third year trainees were told they have to re-apply for their jobs as registrars...

Hunt Apologises Over Breast Screening Deaths

TORY Health Secretary Hunt yesterday apologised ‘wholeheartedly and unreservedly for the suffering caused’ when he admitted that up to 270 women may have had...

Nigerian hospital workers indefinite strike – in Zimbabwe 16,000 striking nurses...

NIGERIA’S nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals on Sunday declared an indefinite strike at federal hospitals under the auspices of the Joint Health...

Bma Wins £200,000 Back Pay For Junior Doctors!

The BMA has secured more than £200,000 in back pay for junior doctors, after their rotas failed to provide sufficient rest. It has now...

Doctors dangerously tired! BMA launches ‘Sleep Charter’

DOCTORS must have at least 46 hours rest after a string of night shifts in order to combat fatigue at work, according to a...

NHS winter crisis – 10,000 excess deaths

THE NHS winter crisis was responsible for an extra 10,000 deaths in the first weeks of 2018, figures published in the British Medical Journal...

Junior Doctors Win £800,000 Back Pay!

JUNIOR doctors have received back pay of £800,000 after a hard-fought battle against their trust regarding a contract breach. Their union, the British Medical Association...

Hunt in charge of health & social care

HEALTH secretary Hunt was yesterday promoted by PM May with social care being added to his portfolio. The decision will infuriate health workers and...

Bring down the Tories to stop the destruction of the NHS!

ON FRIDAY the GMB trade union declared that ‘Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt must resign,’ and warned that that the ‘NHS is tailspinning into...

NHS CRISIS–‘LISTEN TO DOCTORS WARNINGS’ urges BMA

JUNIOR doctors at Portsmouth Hospital were used to interpret tens of thousands of X-rays without proper training and as a result cases of...

Hunt Planning New Blitz On NHS And NHS Workers!

BOTH the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) trade unions yesterday warned that Health Secretary Hunt is planning...

‘Don’t Treat US Like The Junior Doctors!’

NURSES and midwives will fight Tory Health Secretary Hunt’s plans to fund a pay rise by smashing their employment conditions, their unions insisted...

Minimum 3-month wait for operations! NHS must be defended with a...

PATIENTS suffering from serious conditions, requiring hip or knee replacements, hernias repaired and cataracts removed, all considered ‘non-urgent surgery’, have been told that they...

Only 2 junior doctors in charge of 436 patients!

ONLY two junior doctors were left in charge to care for for 436 patients on a night shift which they have said was...

150 NHS CONSULTANTS EARNING £8.5m TOTAL!

ONE hundred and fifty consultants employed to draw up the Tories Sustainability and Transformation plans (STPs) were paid combined annual salaries of at least...

Stephen Hawking defends the NHS – and exposes the Tories –...

THE FAMOUS Cambridge University scientist Stephen Hawking has spoken up to defend the NHS and has publicly exposed the Tory plan to privatise it...

Hawking slams Tories over NHS privatisation!

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking has attacked the government’s NHS policies, and health secretary Jeremy Hunt in person, and warned they are seeking to bring in...

‘We are determined to win a pay rise!’ say SERCO strikers

‘WE ARE determined to have a pay rise,’ Unite shop steward Melissa Manso declared at a lively morning picket line outside the Royal London...

BMA demands STPs be ‘abandoned’! Now all trade unions must follow...

ON MONDAY, the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting took a giant step forward when, after a struggle over the issue of STPs, it passed a...

ABANDON STPs DEMANDS BMA CONFERENCE – Motion moved by Anna Athow...

A MOTION moved on behalf of the London Regional Council by Anna Athow demanding the Tory NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are ‘abandoned’...

Workers and youth say vote Athow in Hornsey and Wood Green!

WORKERS and youth signed up to join the Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP) and Young Socialists on Saturday, saying they will vote for Hornsey and...

NHS held to ransom by Cyber terrorists – Hunt must...

ON FRIDAY afternoon a terrorist cyber attack was launched on the NHS in England and Scotland that brought it to a standstill in many...

‘GP collapse’ in North of Ireland! – put the Tories out...

GENERAL Practice in the North of Ireland is close to collapse with the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) seeking to collect enough undated resignations to...

Imposed Contract Stresses Junior Doctors!

ANXIETY, stress and depression were to blame for nearly half the sick days taken by doctors in central Bristol last year, according to new...

6,000 March In Leeds To Defend The NHS!

MORE than 6,000 trade unionists and NHS supporters marched through Leeds last Saturday afternoon against Tory government cuts and the privatisation of the NHS...

NHS workers furious over 7th year of pay cuts!

NHS WORKERS are furious that they are to receive a measly 1% pay increase in 2017-18 – in reality another massive pay cut –...

The 1% NHS pay award is a slap in the face...

THE trade unions are unanimous in their condemnation of the 1% pay award for NHS workers. Even the TUC, which considers PM May to be...

Tory-Lib Dem Underfunding Has Created ‘Extreme Risks’ To NHS

LABOUR IS pledging a relentless focus on the NHS in its first 100 days in government as new research reveals hundreds of ‘extreme’ risks...