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NHS in crisis :: Unpatriotic militants? No, Jeremy Hunt – doctors are just fighting to be able to care for us all.

Clare Gerada on the strike by junior doctors.   Unpatriotic militants? No, Jeremy Hunt – doctors are just fighting to be able to care for us all. Being a doctor – or any public sector worker – shouldn’t be such … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis :: Not fair, not safe – 6 reasons junior doctors are preparing to strike

Not fair, not safe – 6 reasons junior doctors are preparing to strike by Nick Carpenter The junior doctor contract governs the pay and conditions of work from doctors’ foundation year to registrar level. All doctors who are not consultants … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis :: The billions of wasted NHS cash no-one wants to mention

England’s Junior doctors held a 24-hour strike from 8am yesterday. It was the first of a planned series of strikes. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and the Green Party should be commended for their support of the strike. (The strike only … Continue reading

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Ex-Blair adviser linked to US healthcare giant is new NHS boss

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/exblair-adviser-linked-to-us-healthcare-giant-is-new-nhs-boss-8899875.html A former adviser to Tony Blair who has spent a decade at the top of an American private healthcare giant has been appointed to run the NHS in England. Simon Stevens, the architect of Labour’s health reforms who left … Continue reading

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Tax Special Investigation: Firms running NHS care services avoiding millions in tax

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tax-special-investigation-firms-running-nhs-care-services-avoiding-millions-in-tax-8892925.html Companies running care services are among many avoiding millions in tax through a legal loophole. In the first of a series, Emily Dugan and Richard Whittell report Companies receiving lucrative government contracts to run care services looking after tens … Continue reading

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Number of NHS A&E units failing to meet targets triples in a year

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/04/nhs-a-and-e-units-targets Thirty-nine departments failed to see 95% of patients within four hours in England, up from 14 units for same period in 2012     The number of A&E units failing to meet the government’s four-hour target has almost trebled … Continue reading

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Tory marginal MPs facing electoral axe because of NHS crises in their patch

http://www.opendemocracy.net/rachael-maskell/tory-marginal-mps-facing-electoral-axe-because-of-nhs-crises-in-their-patch by Racheal Maskell New research from Unite union predicts that the fate of 11 Tory MPs at the 2015 election could be strongly influenced by the rising tide of public concern about the state of the NHS in their areas. … Continue reading

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NHS news review

  Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.   Today’s NHS news review makes clear that the Lib-Dem-Conservative – … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.   ‘Chickens coming home to roost’ as number of debt-ridden NHS trusts … Continue reading

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NHS news review : ConDem scum withdraw claim that they are privatising the NHS

Conservative election poster 2010 The UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDems’ – brutal attack on the National Health Service continues. Update: Lansley does not withdraw the 49% cap on private patients. What’s going on? Did they do a … Continue reading

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NHS news review : ConDem scum privatise the NHS

Conservative election poster 2010 The UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDems’ – brutal attack on the National Health Service continues. So far the New Statesman and the Financial Times have noticed that Lansley is to announce today the … Continue reading

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‘People Will Die’ – The End Of The NHS.

Conservative election poster 2010 Medialens has a couple of articles on the failure of the UK media – particularly the BBC – to cover the passage of the Health and Social Care / Destroy the NHS Bill. Medialens propose the … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat (Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. NHS news is dominated by the substandard breast implants made by … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The Destroy the NHS / Health and Social Care Bill passed it’s third reading yesterday with a mjority of 65. The bill will now pass to the House of Lords. Many doctors and professional medical associations raised serious objections to … Continue reading

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NHS news review EXTRA: NHS Birthday

The NHS is 63 today. Health professionals are united in their opposition to the ConDem coalition government’s Health and Social Care Bill which has the intention of destroying the NHS. UNISON Press | Press Releases Front Page UNISON General Secretary, … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg lies about the NHS

Nick Clegg has made a deceitful and evasive speech on the NHS. Deceitful since he suggests that all will be well and hiding the fact that the Destroy the NHS bill is intended to reduce the scope of the NHS. … Continue reading

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NHS news review: Interview with Colin Leys ‘The Plot Against the NHS’

There are three articles on ‘The Plot Against the NHS’ today: The Plot Against The NHS / Non-Fiction / Books / Culture / Home – Morning Star ‘The Plot Against NHS’: Essential reading for battles ahead|28May11|Socialist Worker Resisting plot against … Continue reading

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The Plot Against the NHS

The plot against the NHS The Plot Against the NHS by Colin Leys and Stewart Player – review | Society | The Guardian A year ago Peter Martin, the chief executive of Tribal Group plc, which describes itself as a … Continue reading

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38 Degrees members in Sheffield Hallam present a petition to Nick Clegg

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The Plot Against the NHS #2

Selected excerpts from ‘The Plot Against the NHS’ by Colin Leys and Stewart Player. Chapter One is available here. I highly recommend this book available from Merlin Press for £10. p.148~154 References in the original. Within the BMA a strong … Continue reading

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