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Nurses: time to take charge

6 August 2017

There is certainly a nurse staff crisis in the NHS but it is not Brexit-induced – says one of the staffing agencies which are making a tidy fortune from the crisis.

Doctors fighting for the NHS

5 September 2016

Hospital doctors have begun a new phase of action in response to the government’s attempt to impose new contracts. Strikes planned for the autumn will take place unless the government halts the imposition and restarts meaningful talks.

'Almighty mess' of NHS privatisation

11 July 2016

The NHS’s Primary Care Support Services were privatised in April, transferred to multinational profit-sucker Capita, along with over a thousand workers – and things have not gone well.

The other referendum - junior doctors vote on contract

1 July 2016

Voting ends today (1 July) in the "Members Referendum" of junior doctors on whether to accept the terms negotiated by their union, the British Medical Association, to settle their long-running dispute with the government over seven-day working.

Cancer unit closure blocked

5 May 2016

Trade union Unison has managed to put the closure of a major cancer unit on hold – keeping, for the time being, a vital treatment centre run which serves over a million people.

Doctors united

2 May 2016

The dispute over the junior hospital doctors’ contract has escalated further, with well supported strikes on 26 and 27 April. All health secretary Jeremy Hunt managed was an ill-advised attempt to paint doctors as the aggressors.

Hospital HR passes the buck

28 February 2016

Under the guise of “employee relations advice”, King’s College Hospital Trust has implemented a glorious modern-day example of how to undermine a union.    

The NHS - for sale all over Europe

22 February 2015

THE NHS in England is now advertising across the private sector in the European Union to sell off the “back office” or administrative functions of GP practices.

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