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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...

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...

‘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...

Bloody Sunday only 1 prosecution

‘WE WILL continue on and hopefully get the rest of the perpetrators to justice, because there are legal means to get them prosecuted and...

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...

‘VULNERABLE AND ABANDONED’ Oxfam report into the plight of refugees on...

HUNDREDS of pregnant women, unaccompanied children and survivors of torture are being abandoned in refugee camps on the Greek islands, an Oxfam report revealed...

MAYHEM THIS WEEKEND Winter flu epidemic creating hospital chaos–SAM

AS TEMPERATURES plummet the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) anticipates ‘mayhem this weekend’ with the winter flu epidemic kicking in, affecting hundreds of hospitals...

Canadian Postal Union Fighting To Overturn Strike Ban

THE CANADIAN Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) filed a constitutional challenge last week to block legislation ordering them back to work, passed by the...

‘HOLIDAY HUNGER HITS CHILDREN’! A NATIONAL Education Union snapshot poll of...

A NATIONAL Education Union snapshot poll of 1,026 teachers in England paints a harrowing picture of the increase in poverty seen in our schools...

Only Socialist Revolution can end this chaotic farce in Parliament and...

THERESA May ‘survived’ the vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Tory Party by 200 votes to 117 on Wednesday night –...

Yellow jacket uprising spreads across Europe and inspires the masses in...

ON MONDAY night, French President Emmanuel Macron used a televised address to the nation to try and head off the insurrectionary wave sweeping the...

‘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...

Medical companies sold NHS defective pacemakers!

PRIVATE medical companies have been selling deficient pacemakers to the NHS knowing full well that they have failed tests, the Royal College of Surgeons...

BMA’s Vautrey demands ‘properly funded NHS’ on the ‘bedrock of a...

SPEAKING in London last week to the British Medical Association’s conference of English Local Medical Committees (LMCs) in London, Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP...

Half of A&Es in Red Zone

‘OVER half of all major Emergency Departments are currently operating in the Red Zone,’ Dr Adrian Boyle of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine...

Delays in test results patients’ lives at risk!

IN THE last year 29,000 people waited over six weeks for results from their scans and biopsies, due to a massive shortage of NHS...

King George’s Ilford cancer unit to close for lack of nurses...

THE CEDAR CENTRE, the chemotherapy unit at the King George Hospital in Ilford is to shut down on November 12th, because it cannot find...

Defend the NHS by expropriating the drug companies and banks...

AUDIT Scotland, the public spending watchdog for Scotland, has issued a damning report on the NHS funding crisis, which it states is in a...

REMOVE FLAMMABLE CLADDING IMMEDIATELY – demand Fuel Poverty Action campaigners

At a demonstration outside the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government on Wednesday, Fuel Poverty Action handed in a letter to the Secretary...

A&E closures putting lives at risk

THE MASS closure of A&E’s at hospitals around the country has created a situation where many patients now live in A&E ‘black spots,’ where...

Doctors and nurses warn cuts mean new winter crisis

DOCTORS and nurses slammed government cuts and warned of a new winter crisis in response to the latest NHS Digital performance figures released on...

‘Zero hours contracts will be banned’ under Labour! – McDonnell addresses...

‘ZERO hours contracts will be banned’ under a Labour government Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said yesterday in a keynote address to the TUC...

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)...

Tory enforcers paid £1,500 a day to push through savage Northants...

TWENTY-one libraries closing, rubbish collections and road maintenance stripped to the bone, hundreds of council workers sacked, children’s services axed – these were...

NHS: all-year-round crisis!

THE NHS is in ‘all-year-round crisis’, Dr Rob Harwood, BMA consultants committee chair, said on Thursday. He was responding to new figures A&E attendances...

Angry Nurses Force Emergency General Meeting Over Pay Sell-Out!

AN EMERGENCY General meeting will be held by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in September, in response to a petition with over 1,000...

Israeli troops destroy water pipelines in the Jordan Valley

THE residents of the village of Kardala in the northern Jordan Valley said this week that Israeli forces came to their village and destroyed...

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,...

STOP WASTING BILLIONS ON THE HEALTH MARKET – Nagpaul to...

DOCTORS’ leader Chaand Nagpaul is today warning of an ‘all year’ crisis in the NHS as eight in ten doctors say underfunding is significantly...

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...

PETER CHAPPELL (EtchellS) 1 Dec 1940–30 April 2018 A LIFELONG FIGHTER...

Peter was a member of the Workers Revolutionary Party for nearly 40 years. He was out in front in every campaign and even in...

Missile Attack On Israeli Forces In Occupied Golan

THE SYRIAN army intercepted tens of incoming Israeli missiles and reciprocated the assault with a barrage of rocket attacks on Israeli military centres in...

May Day Marchers Demand ‘Kick The Tories Out!’

THE LONDON May Day Rally of over 5,000 workers, trade unionists, students and youth marched from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square in central London...

NHS Crisis: 82 ‘Ghost Wards’ Contain 1,400 Empty Beds

YEARS of savage Tory cuts to the NHS have created the unprecedented situation where there are not even enough staff to run wards. It...

530 lifesaving cancer operations axed

HUNDREDS of cancer operations were cancelled during the NHS winter crisis, meaning that for some patients, by the time they are treated, their cancer...

NHS Winter Crisis Pressures All Year

A BMA analysis shows that winter pressures will extend right through summer. The NHS can expect to see performance this summer as poor as...

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...

Chancellor’s ‘Spring Statement’ to continue austerity – It’s time to...

CHANCELLOR Hammond has rejected calls by Labour and some Conservatives to announce the end of austerity in his ‘Spring Statement’ on Tuesday. Despite unveiling...

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...

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...

US forced to back down over North Korea and agree talks

IN A DRAMATIC about face, US Vice President Mike Pence stated yesterday that the Trump administration is now looking at holding diplomatic talks with...

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...

Hunt announces EU coalition to patrol Gulf

‘COBRA emergency meetings were held this morning and throughout the weekend. We must now take appropriate action to support the safe passage of vessels...