Sicko UK

14 July 2021 — Consortium News

Bob Gill describes how an admired public health service is secretly being changed to for-profit American-style “managed care.”

Boris Johnson chairs daily Covid-19 press conference at 10 Downing Street, April 2020. (No. 10/Flickr)

By Dr. Bob Gill
in London
Special to Consortium News

On the 73rd birthday of the National Health Service, the queen awarded the beloved NHS the George Cross for the valor of its staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

No one doubts the dedication of NHS staff, and its worthiness for the highest honor, but this medal now serves to cover the insidious dismantlement of the NHS.

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HOW BRITAIN COULD HAVE DEFEATED COVID. YOU CAN NOW WATCH “THE DIRTY WAR ON THE NHS” HERE, FREE

12 August 2020 — John Pilger

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The Dirty War on the NHS was first broadcast in Britain on the ITV Network on 17 December, 2019. It was shown following the general election that saw Boris Johnson become prime minister – even though the future of the NHS was a major issue in the campaign.

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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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“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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