UK Health Service

28.05.2018

Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising ‘solutions’

Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising ‘solutions’

by TOMMY GREENE 25 May 2018 for openDemocracy [UK] The effects of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act are now too disastrous to ignore. But Jeremy Hunt’s shift is of rhetoric, not of substance – .and his new “ACO” plans are so dangerous, campaigners… »

10.11.2017

The great British drug rip-off

The great British drug rip-off

By MORTEN THAYSEN 5 November 2017 for openDemocracy Drug prices are soaring, crippling our NHS [1]. And Big Pharma’s defence (‘research is expensive’) omits one crucial fact… As he became ‘the most hated man on the Internet’ last year, ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli repeatedly claimed that by hiking the price… »

10.08.2016

Junior doctors fight on in court – but where is Theresa May?

Junior doctors fight on in court – but where is Theresa May?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt looks set to face a High Court challenge by junior doctors over his imposition of their contracts, which they say will damage health professionals and the NHS itself. By Tommy Greene 10 August 2016 for openDemocracy The government faces… »

13.05.2016

UK’s National Health Service soon needing thorough check up

UK’s National Health Service soon needing thorough check up

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to know [UK Health Secretary] Hunt is getting the NHS wrong – this week, everyone does! By CAROLINE MOLLOY 13 May 2016, for OurNHS MPs are waking up to the scale of the unnecessary destruction being wrought on the NHS. But with… »

11.03.2016

The UK National Health Service is no more, says the WHO

The UK National Health Service is no more, says the WHO

The Independent news headlines read: “Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS”. It explains that 34% of contracts are now going to the private sector: “It has opened up the NHS to unlimited privatisation. The government continues to deny that privatisation… »

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