Category Archives: The Plot Against the NHS

Our NHS can’t afford privatisation – why MPs must back the NHS Bill this Friday

John Furse 7 March 2016# Even middle England can see that privatisation costs, rather than saves, billions. Will MPs take a historic chance to undo this market mess that’s crippling our NHS, this Friday? Privatisation is bad for our pockets … 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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NHS watchdog concerned over care and safety at one in four hospitals

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/24/nhs-watchdog-care-safety-hospitals-england Care Quality Commission says performance at 44 out of 161 acute hospital trusts in England is cause for concern One in four NHS hospitals is a cause for concern over the quality or safety of the care it provides … Continue reading

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GPs condemn David Cameron’s open-all-hours surgery plans

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/18/gps-condemn-cameron-surgeries-plan Doctors say prime minister’s pledge is unachievable, as analysis shows only 1% of surgeries open all weekend     Senior doctors have condemned the prime minister’s pledge that GP surgeries will open from 8am to 8pm seven days a … Continue reading

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England’s mental health services ‘in crisis’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24537304 By Michael Buchanan The mental health service in England is in crisis and unsafe, says one of the country’s leading psychiatrists. Dr Martin Baggaley, medical director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, spoke out as an investigation … Continue reading

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NHS ‘unsafe and unsustainable’ says health service chief for London

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nhs-unsafe-and-unsustainable-says-health-service-chief-for-london-8877263.html Problems revealed by the medical director for the NHS in the capital are a symptom of country-wide issues, he says The medical director of the NHS for the capital has warned that services are at “breaking point” and that … Continue reading

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Fury at Bully Hunt’s NHS Pay Rise Snub

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-7b46-Fury-at-bully-Hunts-NHS-pay-rise-snub#.UlT7oS1XnWd Health Secretary keen to axe 1 per cent increase Unions laid into Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday for wanting to ditch a miserly 1 per cent pay increase for hard-working NHS staff. The GMB accused him of “berating and … 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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NHS faces unexpected £500m cuts, say hospitals

Hospital trusts say frontline services are threatened by cuts on top of anticipated £1bn fall in funding The NHS faces unexpected cuts of £500m that threaten frontline services, according to a body that represents hospital trusts. Despite the government’s pledge … 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.   Mark Porter, the new British Medical Association’s chair of council, says cuts … 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.   It’s been some time since I’ve posted on the destruction of 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. The British Medical Association (BMA) Council passed a motion expressing its … 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 – Colin Leys

Healthy alternatives | Red Pepper Colin Leys looks at how Scotland and Wales have rejected marketising the NHS As expert commentators have amply shown, the coalition’s plan to privatise the NHS lacks any basis in evidence – no surprise there. … 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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