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UK 2019: Brexit, Universal Credit, Mental Ilness & Knives

Deal or no deal? Money or no money for the people? Are you sure you are not mentally ill? Oh!? Are you really sane? Did you hear about the latest stabbing in East London? These are the type of questions…

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

Cam Donaldson, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The NHS has survived to the age of 70 and now costs the UK just over £120 billion per annum. Many advanced economies spend even more on healthcare per head of population.…

Big Demo to defend 70 yr old UK national treasure: its Health Service

“Cuts leave scars” The UK NHS (National Health Service) is 70 years old. In spite of the onslaught it is suffering in the form of austerity and privatisation it continues to provide one of the best services in the world…

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling UK’s government NHS shake-up

Stephen Hawking is joining a legal action aimed at questioning yet another set of changes in the NHS [the UK’s National Health Service] which like most previous ones it is feared will lead to greater privatisation and rationing of resources.…

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

By Michael Thorne 13 July 2017 for openDemocracy If private staffing agency fees are damaging the NHS so much, why on earth does the government keep trying to privatise the in-house agency set up to help the NHS avoid the…

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

If anybody had any doubts about the need to refund, reinstate, protect and develop the UK Health Service the process taking place across the Atlantic is providing us with all the reasons. US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains after reading the…

UK doctor denounces Health Secretary, accuses him of incompetence

In the recent UK general election, the Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, was opposed in his constituency by a doctor standing for the National Health Action Party. Dr Louise Irvine, sadly lost the vote by a over 20,000 votes yet did…

The NHS: The new dividing line in the Labour Party?

The crisis in health and social care shows how badly we need an end to the inefficient market-based system. On that score, Team Corbyn looks a lot more convincing than his Labour leadership rival Owen Smith and his allies. By…

UK. Five reasons to support the junior doctors

Junior doctors working in the NHS have just completed another 48hs strike against the contract imposed by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is refusing to go back to the negotiating table. OurNHS, part of the OpenDemocracy news outlet explains…

NHS staff shortage “shock”…

By JOHN LISTER 3 March 2016 for Open Democrqcy, Our NHS The Beeb [BBC] claimed a scoop in investigative journalism this week – but its findings were no shock to most people. This week the BBC led on its ‘scoop’…

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