NHS

  • 10 Oct 2014

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

  • 8 Oct 2014

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

  • 7 Oct 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.
  • 3 Sep 2014

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

  • 22 Jul 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.

  • 18 Jul 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."

  • 11 Jul 2014

    Low share prices when the UK government privatised Royal Mail cost the taxpayer around £1 billion, a parliamentary committee has reported. Meanwhile the National Health Service and social services are in financial crisis.

  • 7 Jul 2014

    The government’s decision to end real terms spending increases on the health service could mean that the NHS will be losing out on £25.5 billion a year by the end of the decade, the TUC has warned.

  • 5 Jun 2014

    Health service staff angry that their pay is still being capped despite the economic recovery, are to remind the government today of the millions of hours of unpaid overtime they put in each year.

  • 11 Mar 2014

    Health unions will join campaigners today in Westminster to raise their concerns about government proposals to fast-track hospital closures.