national health service

  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 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."

  • January 19, 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.

  • October 11, 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.

  • September 28, 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.

  • July 31, 2013

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

  • March 23, 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.