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Shocking homelessness & mass evictions this Xmas

SHOCKING new figures show housing charity Shelter received a call for help every 22 seconds in the run up to Christmas last year, and...

Re-nationalise the energy suppliers – the only way to end preventable...

FIGURES released this week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a dramatic increase in the number of preventable deaths among the elderly...

On-line GP consultations dangerous & ineffective

BUCKETS of cold water have been poured on Tory plans for patients to see their GP over the internet rather than face-to-face. The pilot...

‘Rampant Capitalism & Wage Robbery!’

THE proposed merger between energy giants SSE and Npower is for the sole benefit of shareholders, with scant concern for the workforce and the...

Alarming A&E Waiting Times

THE British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that a million more patients will face waits of more than four hours at accident and emergency...

NHS bed & staffing crisis is a ‘Grenfell Tower waiting to...

THE NUMBER of NHS beds has halved in the last 30 years and proposals to slash bed numbers even further will make the ‘NHS a...

Universal Credit will double homelessness

‘HOW many more families does the minister estimate will be made homeless this winter as a result of this government’s refusal to pause the...

RCN urges safety review of winter nurse numbers!

HEALTH and care providers must examine whether they have enough nursing staff to provide safe patient care this winter, the Royal College of Nursing...

RCN RESPOND TO LABOUR PARTY CALL FOR A £500m NHS WINTER...

JANET DAVIES the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has responded to the Labour Party call for a £500...

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...

‘NO MORE PRESSING ISSUE THAN PAY’ says Prentis – Unite, Unison...

OPENING the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton on Monday afternoon, Unison general secretary Dave Prentis moved composite...

‘A MAN AND HIS BOAT’ The story of a fisherman...

ASPIRING “word artists” from around the world have joined with youth in Gaza, and now, Lebanon, to create "WE ARE NOT NUMBERS: We are...

ISRAEL MUST EVACUATE MILITARY OUTPOSTS AND MINEFIELDS FROM THE OCCUPIED GOLAN...

ADALAH, the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre in the Golan Heights, sent a letter to...

Pilots criticise BA’s strikebreaking scheme

PILOT representatives from the European Cockpit Association (ECA) and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) have voiced concerns about British Airways’ (BA) use of...

Save Our NHS! Down with STPs – No cuts! No privatisation!...

ON 6th June 2017 at the height of general election fever, senior NHS managers at NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) were secretly...

NHS is in all-year crisis says BMA

DOCTORS’ leaders yesterday warned that the NHS in England is unlikely to recover from the pressure it faces during the winter, with trends suggesting...

May declares war on the pensioners!

TORY PM Theresa May yesterday declared war on pensioners and their children yesterday with the launch of her party’s election manifesto. This includes means testing...

May Attacks The Pensioners And Pursues Them Into The Grave!

PM MAY unveiled the Tory election manifesto yesterday in Halifax as she dumped Cameron’s policy towards the elderly and instead gave them a good...

Iran, Russia & Syria defence chiefs meet

THE DEFENCE chiefs of Iran, Russia and Syria have called for closer trilateral co-operation in the battle against terrorism, emphasising the need to keep...

Tories plan NHS destruction

OPERATIONS and drugs will be rationed in a ‘trade-off with improving care in other areas’, Head of NHS England Simon Stevens said yesterday,...

Trump’s 2018 budget slashes workforce training AFL-CIO

THE AFL-CIO US trade union federation has produced an analysis of President Donald Trump’s 2018 Budget. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following...

NHS is faced with ‘mission impossible’ because of a Tory...

NHS services in England are now, facing head on, a ‘mission impossible’ to meet the standards required by the government, the NHS ‘Providers’ health...

Occupy North Mid Hospital to stop closure

FOUR-HOUR waits in A&E at north Middlesex Hospital have increased by 380% while at the Royal Free Hospital in London, four-hour waits in A&E...

Hammond’s Stp Attack!

CHANCELLOR Hammond announced an extra £325 million in yesterday’s budget to fast-track some of the 44 hated STPs (Sustainability and Transformation Plans) of Tory...

NHS Bed Crisis–A Threat To Patient Safety

THE NHS Bed crisis is a threat to patient safety, doctors have warned as the latest figures were released showing hospitals working at full...

Huge NHS Beds Shortage Halting NHS Ops!

SURGEONS have been left ‘kicking their heels’ because thousands of operations have been cancelled as a result of a beds shortage during the winter...

1 in 6 A&Es face closure

ONE in six A&Es across the length and breadth of the country are threatened with closure, according to research by the Health Service Journal...

2,000 NHS DOCTORS WRITE WARNING LETTER TO PM MAY – ‘unacceptable...

MORE than 2,000 senior NHS doctors have signed a letter calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to increase spending on health and social care...

Privateers paid £2.3m to draw up massive cuts plan for...

PRIVATE firms have been paid a ‘shocking’ £2.3m to draw up controversial plans which will cut health and social care spending by more than...

‘We will not stand down!’ – says Divine Rescue Homeless Charity

‘WE will not stand down! We are here with our “street friends”,’ Sister Catherine, lead organiser for Divine Rescue Charity said inside the occupied...

Defend the NHS with a general strike! Nationalise the pharmaceutical industry!

ONE in five new drugs will be rationed on the NHS under new plans to ‘save the health service money.’ This is the latest...

FAMILIES ARE BEING ASKED TO CARE FOR THEIR SICK RELATIVES –...

FAMILIES are being asked to care for their sick relatives, act as nurses and even administer injections, in an extremely controversial move...

‘Women refused admission to Maternity! – Glasgow Health Board apologises

THE GREATER Glasgow health board has apologised after women in labour were refused admission to a maternity unit because of overcrowding. NHS Greater Glasgow and...

‘NHS In Crisis – Pm In Denial’ – Corbyn

TORY PM May hit out at the British Red Cross at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons yesterday, describing its warnings...

‘General Practice–is in danger of going under!’

HELEN Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs Council, the UK’s leading doctor, warned yesterday that General Practice is in danger of...

A ‘PERMANENT WINTER NHS CRISIS LOOMS’ – warns BMA over Tory...

‘THE GOVERNMENT must resolve the long-term funding, capacity and recruitment issues’ if it is going to avoid a ‘winter crisis’ all year round, doctors...

Bed shortages ‘threat to patient care’ says the RCN!

WINTER hospital bed shortages pose a ‘real threat’ to patient care, the Nuffield Trust warned yesterday. On average, about 95% of English hospital beds were...

NHS Patient Care Is Under Threat

THE quality and safety of patient care in general practice in England is under threat from rising workload pressures according to a major new...

Revolution – New Art For A New World

REVOLUTION - NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD A Margy Kinmonth Film Director: Margy Kinmonth Created with the support of Alisher Usmanov, Founder of the Art, Science...

Almost all Calais refugee children suffer post-traumatic stress

ALMOST all of the children who have spent time in the so-called ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais for refugees have a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),...

Winter A&E Crisis Now All Year Round

THE Royal College of Emergency Medicine yesterday welcomed the findings of the report into the pressures facing emergency departments throughout the winter. The report finds...

Tory NHS Funding Scandal

THE TORY government’s claim that it is injecting an extra £10bn into the NHS in England over the next five years is simply ‘misleading,’...

‘Defend GP Practices’ – BMA

THE BMA and GPs have condemned the way that NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are treating GP Practices. Dr...

14,000 Uber And Lyft Drivers Join The Atu Trade Union In...

NEARLY 14,000 Uber and Lyft drivers in New York have signed up to join the local branch of the Amalgamated Transit Union, according to...

15,000 Greek Workers March Against Syriza Coalition!

OVER 15,000 workers and youth marched last Saturday in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on the opening of a trade fair, demanding an end to the...

GREEK RIOT POLICE ATTACK PROTEST! – thousands march against Police State...

FROM NICK AXARLIS IN ATHENS SCORES of Greek armed riot police attacked thousands of workers and students with tear-gas and noise-smoke grenades last Thursday night...