national health service

  • 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."

  • 19 Jan 2014

    The fact that 70 per cent of NHS contracts in England and Wales are being awarded to private contractors is bad news for the health service, says critics.

  • 11 Oct 2013

    The type of problems at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in England – where care failings affected patient safety and dignity – would not have happened in an enterprise part-owned by employees, according to care minister Norman Lamb. Yet the drive to remove more health services from NHS control may seriously harm patients.

  • 29 Sep 2013

    Speaking today at the Save Our NHS rally in Manchester, TUC leader Frances O'Grady will say that the NHS faces the gravest crisis since it was established.

  • 1 Aug 2013

    Campaigners have hailed an "incredible" court decision that the government's attempts to destroy casualty and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital are unlawful.

  • 23 Mar 2013

    A change of heart, procedure, policy and resources is needed to make health for all a priority in Britain, says Savitri Hensman, looking at the lessons that need to be learned from Mid Staffs and beyond.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    The marketisation of the health service "has gone too far", two Church of England bishops have suggested, following the latest scandal.

  • 29 Jan 2013

    Professor Clare Gerada, chair of the influential Royal College of General Practitioners, has backed crossbench peer Lord Owen's 'reinstate the NHS' Bill.

  • 29 Jan 2013

    The National Health Action party, set up to work against the destruction of the NHS, has welcomed Lord David Owen’s NHS 'Re-instatement' Bill.