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Nurses Very Angry Over The Big Pay Sell-Out!

THE HEAD of the Royal College of Nursing has apologised after nurses in England complained of being ‘misled’ over the new pay deal. The union...

30,000 New Zealand nurses take strike action

30,000 NEW Zealand nurses went on strike across the country last Thursday over pay and conditions, the first national nurses strike for 30 years. The...

Restore student nurses bursaries

NHS England has launched what they called ‘their biggest recruitment drive in history’ in an attempt to fill the 35,000 shortfall in nurses. However,...

Robots to replace nurses treating dementia!

PLANS were pushed forward yesterday to drive patients out of hospital, see their GP via the internet rather than face-to-face and even have robots...

Defend The NHS–Get The Tories Out!

‘WE CHANGE things in the NHS and make them better. But shortages of staff means patient care suffers. A&Es are closing, Hunt doesn’t care,...

‘General Practice is cracking’ – Dr Vautrey tells BMA Representative Meeting

‘GENERAL Practice is cracking,’ Dr Richard Vautrey, GP committee UK chair, told the BMA Annual Representative Meeting in Brighton yesterday, highlighting the closure of...

Reject Tory fake pledges on NHS funding – Only Socialism will...

THE SURPRISE announcement by Theresa May on Sunday that the Tories had plans to put £20 billion of extra funding into the NHS over...

Thousands of patients sent home too soon!

THE NHS is so short staffed, with such a lack of beds that patients are being sent home too early, as a result...

‘Hospitals a thing of the past’ – vicious Tory attack on...

HOSPITALS as we know them will become a thing of the past ‘over the course of the next decade’, with patients being treated...

‘Appalling’ treatment of staff as privateer closes two hospitals in Australia

Hundreds of staff working at two of Australia’s private hospitals set to be closed over the next few weeks were notified of the closures...

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...

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...

Staffs Bed Closures – Lives At Risk!

‘BED closures will put patients’ lives at risk,’ campaigners fighting to save community hospital beds across North Staffordshire declared yesterday. The claim that ‘patients...

Nursing Loans Crisis!

EIGHT hundred students of nursing and other health care courses were told last Friday that loan instalments expected this week will be reduced or...

Student nurse numbers plummet again

THE TORIES axing of the student nurses and midwives bursary has caused numbers applying to plummet even further, this time by 10%, meaning that...

NHS pay deal ‘will mean a pay cut for the most...

THE GMB, which represents many of the lowest paid NHS workers, is recommending that its members reject the new pay deal proposed by the...

‘Reject NHS Wage Cut Offer’– Gmb

THE GMB is recommending that its members vote to reject the Tory government’s ‘jam tomorrow’ NHS pay offer. It says: ‘For long-serving NHS...

No beds for intensive care patients

INTENSIVE Care units (ICUs) are suffering such a chronic shortage of beds and staff that four out of five ICUs are having to send...

Thousands Of NHS Staff Being Transferred Into Outsourcing Firms Despite Carillion...

THOUSANDS of NHS staff are being transferred by their own trusts into outsourcing firms, risking ‘dozens of Carillion-style meltdowns’ the union Unite has warned....

Nurses sleep on wards – as hospitals hit 100% capacity

HOSPITAL staff are sleeping on hospital wards during this extreme weather to ensure that patients get treated. They are working in extremely...

Take Action To Increase Nurse Numbers!

TORY government plans to boost the number of trainee nurses in the wake of the Francis report into Mid Staffs are failing, the Royal...

Kick Tories Out–To Defend NHS! Demand 20,000 Marchers!

MORE than 20,000 nurses, health workers, trade unionists, workers, students and youth marched on Downing Street on Saturday afternoon to demand TUC action to...

Thousands of nurses march today to defend the NHS!

THOUSANDS of nursing staff from across England will join tens of thousands of workers and youth on a march and demonstration in London today. Royal...

RCN: ‘Not a single unoccupied bed!’

‘ON EVERY day except Friday last week, several hospitals across England didn’t have a single unoccupied bed,’ Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing, Policy and...

Carillion Collapse Hits Royal Liverpool Hospital!

WHEN CARILLION collapsed last month it left the future of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital in limbo. The half-built £335 million hospital which has already...

Greek Hospital Workers & Dockers 24-Hour Strike

GREEK hospital workers and dockers went on a 24-hour national strike last Thursday against the government’s plans of wage cuts, ‘flexible’ labour contracts and...

Restoring nurses’ & midwives’ bursaries – a matter of life ...

THERE is a desperate lack of nurses in the NHS. Currently, overloaded nurses are doing the job of three people, working 12-hour shifts in...

Hospitals running out of vital equipment!

HOSPITALS are ‘running out of vital equipment’ while at the same time GP surgeries are running out of flu vaccines, it emerged yesterday...

‘NHS emergency care is itself, in a state of emergency’

‘EMERGENCY care is itself in a state of emergency,’ Dr Taj Hassan, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine said on Thursday. He was...

‘Patients dying prematurely’ DOCTORS TELL MAY SHE HAS FAILED THE NHS!

SENIOR doctors in charge of more than 60 hospital emergency departments have written to the prime minister warning of ‘very serious concerns’ about patient...

Aussie student nurses: funding frozen

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government has quietly decided to freeze university funding for regional nursing and other students, warns Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU). In a...

Figures expose NHS winter crisis

NEW FIGURES exposing the escalating winter crisis in the NHS were published yesterday morning by NHS England, forcing Tory PM May to apologise for...

Permanent roles not agency! says Unison Renfrewshire

SOCIAL WORK managers in Renfrewshire in Scotland have spent almost £4 million on agency care staff in just five years, figures reveal. Renfrewshire Health and...

VIRGIN CARE HAS WON £1bn OF NHS CONTRACTS IN ONE YEAR!

MULTI-BILLIONAIRE Richard Branson’s private health company Virgin Care has won £1bn worth of NHS contracts in a single year. Private providers are winning an increasing...

Extreme Crackdown In Issawiyeh In East Jerusalem

THE occupied East Jerusalem suburb of Issawiyeh has long been a flashpoint for confrontations between Israeli soldiers and its Palestinian residents. But even by Israel’s...

SAVE EALING A&E – REOPEN MATERNITY says mass picket

‘IT is more important for them to save money than save lives!’ Halla Kim, RCN member and nurse at Ealing Hospital declared yesterday morning...

No Return To 90-Hour Week For Doctors And Nurses!

‘A RETURN to the days where doctors and nurses work 90-hour weeks would be bad for patient safety, for staff and for the NHS,’...

Heads Of Midwifery Have Serious Safety Concerns

ALMOST 50 per cent (49%) of Heads of Midwifery (HOMs) from across the UK have had to close their maternity units at some point...

‘Working Poor’ Evictions Scandal!

THE WORKING poor have now become the working homeless, as nurses, teachers and firefighters are among those being thrown out of their homes...

Overwork & Low Pay Driving Nurses Out Of NHS!

NURSES, midwives, doctors, paramedics and NHS staff are being driven out of the profession because of overwork and low pay... creating a ‘severe staff...

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...

Glencore Locks Out Australian Workers

ON THE same day the global Paradise Papers scandal exposed the offshore tax havens and tax avoidance strategies of companies including multinational mining giant,...

NHS & MATERNITY SERVICES HEADING FOR CRISIS – says Royal College...

‘WE have an NHS and maternity service that is heading for a crisis and the government’s policies are clearly failing,’ the leader of the...

Defend NHS With General Strike

‘WE ARE calling for a general strike against the privatisation of the NHS,’ Hands off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary spokesman, Mike Foster, told a demonstration...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...