NHS and health

Editorials - March 1995

Editorial comments on the ongoing influence of Stalinism in the British labour movement, the need for a campaign to defend the welfare state, and calling for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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A round up of news from WL36

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Scotrail workers take on union bosses
Glenroy Watson, rank and file challenge
The GMB's friends in the north
Chinese dissident jailed
London Hospital crisis
Postal workers: don't throw the vote away!
German trade unionists say 'we are not alone'
Class struggle in Germany
Racist backlash in Australia
US labor builds

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Transport from London to Manchester NHS Lobby at Labour Party Conference

On Sunday 21 September, we will be lobbying Labour Party conference for a clear commitment on saving the National Health Service.

See Facebook event and the blog for the Lobby

We'll be taking at least one minibus from London. The price will be £18 waged, £9 unwaged.

Times to be confirmed asap but we'll be leaving early Sunday morning and coming back Sunday night.

If you'd like to come contact Liam McNulty on liammcnulty24@hotmail.com

On Sunday 21 September, we will be lobbying Labour Party conference for a clear commitment on saving the National Health Service.

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Push Labour to save the NHS

Seventy per cent of the £13 billion NHS contracts negotiated last year were given to private providers. This is an unprecedented sell off, of the staff, resources and bricks and mortar that make up our National Health Service.

The scale, and pace of the change is staggering. From “111 helpline” to maternity services, diabetes management to stoma care and even sexual assault services and palliative care, little is safe from market forces. And with real-terms cuts to the overall budget and efficiency savings of over £20 billion to be made, the NHS is being cut to the bone.

Seventy per cent of the £13 billion NHS contracts negotiated last year were given to private providers, an unprecedented sell off, of the staff, resources and bricks and mortar that make up our National Health Service.

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Save Milton Keynes and Bedford Hospitals!

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Andy Forse

In Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire, a healthcare review led by the Clinical Commissioning Groups in the region is set to conclude that either Milton Keynes Hospital or Bedford Hospital will be downgraded. The capacity of one hospital's accident and emergency will be severely reduced, as well as losing other vital maternity and paediatric services which rely on having the A&E on standby. This will mean a harrowing 20 mile journey to the next hospital for patients, and will put lives at risk.

Threat to regional hospital services

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War and Virgin Birth: Capitalism Drives You Crazy!

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Sean Matgamna
Now we have the triumphant homecomings. And what do the soldiers come home to, in the country whose fantasies they embody? To a tremendous outcry in the press about artificial "virgin birth"!

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When "I Choose Life" Meant Death

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Sean Matgamna

FOR a portrayal in miniature of the repulsive, tragic lunacy in which capitalist society ensnares humankind, you would be hard put to it to outdo the Mandy Allwood saga.

Wonder-working science transforms an infertile woman into a marvel of fecundity. For reasons of her own, by accident or design, she ignores medical advice and becomes pregnant. not with one, but with eight embryos.

She cannot possibly deliver any of her embryos alive. So her doctors tell her. For any of them to survive, six will have to be aborted.

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When "I Choose Life" Meant Death

Author: 

Sean Matgamna

FOR a portrayal in miniature of the repulsive, tragic lunacy in which capitalist society ensnares humankind, you would be hard put to it to outdo the Mandy Allwood saga.

Wonder-working science transforms an infertile woman into a marvel of fecundity. For reasons of her own, by accident or design, she ignores medical advice and becomes pregnant. not with one, but with eight embryos.

She cannot possibly deliver any of her embryos alive. So her doctors tell her. For any of them to survive, six will have to be aborted.

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When "I Choose Life" Meant Death

Author: 

Sean Matgamna

FOR a portrayal in miniature of the repulsive, tragic lunacy in which capitalist society ensnares humankind, you would be hard put to it to outdo the Mandy Allwood saga.

Wonder-working science transforms an infertile woman into a marvel of fecundity. For reasons of her own, by accident or design, she ignores medical advice and becomes pregnant. not with one, but with eight embryos.

She cannot possibly deliver any of her embryos alive. So her doctors tell her. For any of them to survive, six will have to be aborted.

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