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Longer waits for GPs – we need more doctors

10 March 2024

It is harder than ever to get an appointment with a GP within a reasonable time. One reason is that we are short of doctors, but the government is doing nothing effective about that.

Doctors continue pay strike

20 September 2023

Junior doctors struck from 20 to 22 September, with more strikes planned for 2 to 4 October, and a national rally outside the Conservative party conference in Manchester on 3 October. Hospital consultants will also strike on 20 September and on the October dates.

Our health service, our responsibility

Tuesday 26 September 2023 19:30

Tuesday 26 September 2023, 7.30pm

Bertrand Russell Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

NHS workers from all professions have shown discipline, tactical ingenuity and unity in their fight for pay and for the future of the service. The whole class, too, must play its part.

Come and join the discussion.

All welcome. Free Entry.

Doctors in dispute

14 June 2023

Junior doctors in England are on strike again in June in support of their pay campaign, but talks have been unproductive so far. Consultants also take action next month.

NHS pay victory

16 March 2023

NHS workers have achieved a signal victory in their pay campaign. The improved offerwill be put to members by their unions with a recommendation to accept.

Health unions make progress

9 March 2023

Health service workers are making progress in their pay dispute now that the government is talking to all unions directly about NHS England pay.

Doctors to strike over pay

22 February 2023

Junior doctors have voted overwhelmingly to strike in support of their campaign for full pay restoration. They join many other NHS workers fighting for better pay.

Nurses plan to escalate action

22 February 2023

Nurses in England were called on by the RCN to take national strike action for the first time. This is paused for last minute talks with the government.

Nurses blow away the government fig leaf

17 December 2022

Nurses held a national pay strike on 15 December, the first ever in the history of the Royal College of Nursing, with another to follow on the 20th. So far the government is avoiding meaningful negotiations.

Nurses to strike – a big step

8 December 2022

Nurses are about to take strike action for better pay. This is a significant step and the first time the Royal College of Nursing has called a national strike.

Barts NHS victory reverses outsourcing

7 March 2022

London health workers have won a significant victory against outsourcing. Facilities management workers at Barts Health NHS Trust, but employed by Serco, will re-join the NHS.

Financial distortions in the NHS

22 July 2021

Two years after the event, it has taken a court order to reveal that NHS trust lost over £360,000 through the cancellation of a music festival. It’s a symptom of much that is wrong within the NHS