From this April, 80% of the NHS budget — around £70 billion — will be handed over to 211 GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
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A workplace bulletin for workers at Lewisham Hospital. Click here to download the PDF.
On 6 February, health union Unison’s Service Group Executive agreed to accept a number of attacks to Agenda for Change (AfC, the national terms and conditions for NHS staff) in a gambit straight out o
Robert Francis’ report into the neglect and abuses at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust is 2,000 pages of horror stories about a hospital trust that was celebrated by NHS bosses and that went unnoticed by a “plethora” of regulators.
A workplace bulletin for workers at Lewisham Hospital, discussing how workers can resist closure.
Tim Thomas previews Ken Loach’s new documentary, The Spirit of ’45.
When he was just an opposition MP and looking for votes, Jeremy Hunt, with David Cameron’s support, campaigned to save his local A&E (the Royal Surrey Hospital) from closure. That was then.
When a service is threatened with closure, our tactics must aim to keep the service open and running. Strike action just won’t work. The thing that workers can do is keep working!
More than 70 people attended a meeting at Camden Town Hall to discuss halting cuts at Whittington Hospital in Islington.
At six hour's notice, 500 people protested outside Lewisham hospital on 31 January against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's announcement of devastating cuts and closures.