While the government refused to discuss workers’ demands for months the wave of strikes and protests have led it to call nurses, ambulance workers, and physiotherapists to the negotiating table.
Portuguese & British Nurses Fight Destruction of Health Systems
The health system in Portugal, like the NHS, has been an object of interest for the private sector for a very long time, reports Ana Vracar.
NHS Price Problem is Big Pharma, Not Striking Nurses
What the nurses are up against when they go on strike should unite us all, writes Tarun Gidwani. Everywhere, the same corporations are hollowing out people’s ability to exercise their right to health.
Health Workers in UK Intensifying Fight
Royal College of Nursing’s Pat Cullen says Prime Minister Sunak “should ask himself what is motivating nursing staff to stand outside their hospitals for a second day so close to Christmas.”
UK’s National Health System Gearing Up for Wage Actions
While one major union is currently balloting its members about a job action, the union of the Royal College of Nursing has announced plans to initiate strike action before Christmas at many big hospitals and several other NHS care facilities.
Britons Face More Austerity, Weaker Rights Under Sunak
Rishi Sunak’s policy history and cabinet appointments have raised fears of even more benefits cuts and a drastic curtailing of basic rights, says Tanupriya Singh.
Corporate Takeover of NHS: The Demise of British Primary Care
First, they came for the cleaners, then the caters, then the porters, then the student nurses, then the junior doctors. Now they’re coming for the GPs. Is it too late for an effective push back? asks Bob Gill.
COVID-19: England’s Unprepared Omicron Mess
Caroline Molloy blasts the Johnson government for taking things to the point where NHS hospitals are being told to free up beds for Covid patients by discharging other sick people to private facilities.
US Empire Seizes UK’s National Health Service
It is safe to say that, far from being overstated, the Americanization of the NHS is very nearly complete, write Stewart Player and Bob Gill.
Poll: UK Public Worried About More NHS Privatization
The findings, which show concern spread evenly across the political spectrum, come ahead of a Nov. 23 final healthcare vote in the House of Commons.