The Tories are using the pandemic to reshape our health service – and so it’s up to us to protect our access to comprehensive treatment.
Johnson really going to “rein in” privatisation? Don’t you believe it!
The end of NHS privatisation would appear – once again – to have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, things could be about to get considerably worse… read more
Cuts to local authorities budgets “drive an agenda of outsourcing and commissioning of services and a race to the bottom in terms of employment. And we’ve seen that especially with domiciliary care workers and some of our care homes, whom we commission but don’t directly employ. These people aren’t paid for travel time, they’re paid what the government classes as a living wage, which isn’t a living wage.” The Guardian, 31 Oct 2018
In general, the UK compares favourably with other countries in such rankings in terms of access to healthcare, equity of treatment, and protection against the cost of falling ill or having an accident, and it does all of this with far fewer resources than our peers. However, the UK does worse than average in respect to some health outcomes, such as cancer survival rates. Centre for Health and Public Interest, June 2018
Let’s Convert NHS Pride into Action, Elizabeth Peretz (Oxford Times) 12 July 2018
The Great NHS Property Sell-OFF Gathers Pace, May 2018 (Our NHS)
What Brexit Means for the NHS, Caroline Molloy, 25 June 2016
Health Service Facing Financial Crisis, Oxford Mail, 1 April 2016
The Tories Stole the NHS Bill Debate from the Public but the Bill to Save Our NHS won’t Go Away, Caroline Lucas, 16 March 2016.
NHS Staff Shortage “Shock”, by John Lister, 3 March 2016
NHS Devolution Pilots: Next StepTowards NHS Privatisation, Carol Ackroyd, February 2016
An NHS for all, free at the Point of Need, Liz Peretz, January 2015
Osborne lays out path to broken NHS funding promises, Caroline Molloy, 3 December 2014.
A chilling glimpse of life without the NHS, October 2014