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UK politics

Recent UK politics articles and one about abuse in Florida. LONDON DOCTOR TO STAND IN EURO ELECTIONS “TO STOP NHS DEMOLITION” | NHA Party “I want to use this election to raise awareness of the imminent danger posed to the … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

Number of homeless in England has risen for 3 years in a row, report says Homelessness has increased for three consecutive years, partly because of housing shortages and cuts to benefits, with an estimated 185,000 people a year now affected … Continue reading

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Coalition cuts blamed for shortage of 20,000 NHS nurses

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coalitioncuts-blamedfor-shortageof-20000nhs-nurses-8933661.html FOI requests reveal ‘hidden workforce crisis’ at odds with official statistics Freedom of Information requests submitted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to dozens of NHS hospitals in England have exposed a “hidden workforce crisis” that has been … Continue reading

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Closure of 23% of NHS walk-in centres ‘will put more pressure on A&E’

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/11/nhs-walk-in-centres-quarter-closedNHS regulator Monitor says closures of 53 popular clinics could leave vulnerable people unable to access GP care Despite huge popularity, nearly a quarter of NHS walk-in clinics offering seven-day care and evening opening have closed in the past three … Continue reading

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Number of NHS ‘super managers’ earning up to £240,000 soars amid pay freeze fear

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/10/nhs-super-managers-428-nurse-pay Figures undermine David Cameron’s claims that health service bureaucracy is being cut The number of elite NHS “super-managers” being paid up to £240,000 a year to implement the government’s controversial health service reforms has soared to more than four … 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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Government forcing us to open NHS to competition, say commissioners

The government promised parliament that NHS competition would not be compulsory under their new laws. New evidence emerges today that these promises were false. Local health bosses are saying they are legally obliged to put NHS services out to competition, … 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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UK politics news review

  Since the last UK politics news review the Labour party conference has ended and the Conservative scum conference has started. Towards the end of the Labour party conference there was the unveiling of familiar NHS imagery and the start … Continue reading

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UK politics news review

A brief post today as I can’t spare the time. The Liberal-Democrat-Conservatives’ party conference at Brighton has finished. The Labour party conference at Manchester has started. Ed Balls scored two goals (the second is disputed by claims that he faked … Continue reading

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UK politics news review

It’s the last day of the Liberal-Democrat-Conservatives conference at Brighton today. Seumas Milne has a comment is free article on the unity of the coalitionwhile there is empty, superficial, phoney differentiation.…Some of the battles are real enough. But when it … 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

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.   TUC: six months left to save the NHS A leading trade unionist … 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. GPOnline Editorial: Time for the new health secretary to listen to GPs Few GP … 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. “Low Staffing” partly to blame for child’s death   The parents of a … 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.     Supporters of the NHS should fear Jeremy Hunt If the Tories … 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.       Lansley was crap There should be no sentiment about Andrew … Continue reading

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