NHS 10-year plan: Recipe for further attacks on services and privatisation in UK By Ajanta Silva

7 February 2019 — WSWS

Theresa May’s Conservative government recently set out a 10-year plan for the National Health Service (NHS).

As if everyone was oblivious to the last nine years of austerity, including huge cuts to the NHS budget and privatization of health services, May claimed the Tories would be the saviours of the NHS over the next decade with the launch of the Long Term Plan (LTP).

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Nurses raise concern about Royal College backing for NHS volunteers campaign

7 December 2018 — Our NHS
RCN members

On Saturday the Daily Mail called for “an army of volunteers” to “transform” the NHS. Royal College of Nursing members have written to Dame Prof. Donna Kinnair, the acting head of the RCN, in response to their involvement in the “Helpforce” campaign.

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“National crisis” facing UK National Health Service as deficits grow By Ben Trent

16 October 2018 — WSWS

In the latest quarterly report of NHS Improvement (NHSI), the combined forecast deficit of NHS trusts stands at a staggering £519 million.

NHSI is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as “independent providers” operating within the NHS. This figure has been deemed “unaffordable” by NHSI. Trusts across England were already at a total deficit of £814 million at the close of June, roughly £80 million worse than the same time last year.

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NHS Cuts: The Worst Winter in Recent History!

22 September 2017 — 38 Degrees

The “worst winter in recent history”- that’s what hospital chiefs have said could be the reality for our NHS unless it gets the funding it needs, fast. [1] It’d mean overcrowded A&Es and long waits in hospital corridors because there’s not enough beds.

Right now, the Chancellor Philip Hammond MP is asking for ideas about where the government should spend its money over the next year. [2] The deadline is today. [3] A huge petition, signed by all of us, will show him that the public want the NHS to be at the top of his list.

Will you sign the emergency petition demanding more money for our NHS now? It’ll be delivered tonight, so please sign your name now:

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NHS Hospitals in Crisis!

22 November 2016 — 38 Degrees

Exposed: hospital beds across England are dangerously full. And now Jeremy Hunt’s plans for our NHS mean thousands more hospital beds could be cut. [1] Asthma attacks, bad falls, or car accidents could put any of us in need of a hospital bed – and the idea of turning up to an overcrowded hospital in an emergency doesn’t bear thinking about.

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