Category - NHS

  • January 23, 2015

    The National Health Action Party has welcomed a statement by the SNP that it would be ready to vote on English health laws and repeal privatisation at Westminster.

  • January 23, 2015

    The NHS is now the greatest concern by far for UK voters, according to the results of a Guardian/ICM poll published on 20 January 2015.

  • December 16, 2014

    Over a million people throughout the European Union have signed a petition against the TTIP privatisation trade agreement with the USA.

  • December 14, 2014

    There are few of us who either enter or leave this world without its presence. In between, the NHS is there for broken bones, depression, ingrowing toenails, heart attacks, cancer and all the diverse pain, fear and suffering of our lives' journeys.

  • October 10, 2014

    Nigel Farage has been accused of peddling prejudice masquerading as fact in recent comments about migrants with HIV and so-called 'health tourists'.

  • October 8, 2014

    A major NHS supplier is at risk of becoming involved in American executions, after Alabama altered its lethal injection ‘cocktail’.

  • October 7, 2014

    When my twin sister and I were very sick with the measles, aged six, it didn’t even occur to me that a home visit from the doctor was anything less than our due. I bet it occurred to my parents though. Having grown up in a world without the NHS, I bet they were grateful that they didn’t have to think about how to pay the doctor for his trouble, or for the medicines he left that helped relieve our symptoms and reduce the fever that was undoubtedly causing them concern.

  • September 3, 2014

    Opponents of National Health Service privatisation have today hung a banner from Westminster Bridge in central London reading “Save Our NHS”.

  • July 22, 2014

    The consequences of a No vote in September’s independence referendum can be envisaged no more sharply than through the lens of the NHS in Scotland, says Dr Willie Wilson, setting out the reasons why a Yes vote in the 18 September 2014 referendum is vital for the sake of its 158,000 workers and for the benefit of everyone in Scotland who needs or will need health services free at the point of need.

  • July 18, 2014

    Welfare, education and the NHS are all being hit by the same cuts, driven, not by a desire to improve the national debt (which is now significantly worse than 2010), says Virginia Moffatt, but by a poisonous ideology that private profit must come before common good. "So I decided that the time had come to move somewhere, where I can be in a position to challenge that ideology. I have joined Ekklesia as the new Chief Operating Officer, because I can see what an important role a think-tank linking good quality research and ideas to civic action, political change and a positive role for churches and other NGOs can play in influencing mainstream politics. That is what I want to be part of."