NHS campaigners have described the proposal to charge some patients up to £10 to visit their GP as an attack on the founding principles of the NHS. Andy McGovern, a hospital nurse in London, has proposed that GP surgeries charge patients, in order to deter ‘time wasters’. However, the idea was described by campaigner Owen… Read more »
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Hospitals across England face a ‘real risk’ of running out of money next year due to a £2 billion black hole in NHS funding that has been discovered by the BBC. As part of the government’s austerity drive, the NHS budget for 2015 has been frozen. But this leaves a funding gap estimated to be… Read more »
It’s official, Britain’s National Health Service is the best of the world. That’s the finding of a new report which compares the NHS to 11 health care systems from around the world. The NHS came top of the league for quality, efficiency and for keeping patient costs low at the point of need, proving… Read more »
As more and more hospitals close, communities are coming together to highlight the stark choices they’ll soon be expected to face. Here’s what’s happening in central London.
Paul Giles is from Staffordshire. He was recently diagnosed with cancer and wanted to find out how a new trade deal, TTIP, would be affect his treatment, and the NHS generally. So we sent him to Brussels to speak to the EU directly to get some answers. This is how he got on.
People’s NHS photo opportunity When: 11.00am, 12th November 2014 Where: Health Minister Jane Ellison’s constituency, Battersea, between 91-93 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8RD Thousands of Households tell Cameron to stop the sale of the NHS On Wednesday (12 November) Thousands of households across England Scotland and Wales will take a collective stand against the irreversible… Read more »
A report from Nuffield Trust raises fears that the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use within 10 years. But is the private health provider’s report driven by self-interest? In Staffordshire a £1.2 billion contract for cancer care and end of life services could go to private providers. Pharmacy… Read more »
Today the team took on a campaign stall in Cannock to help drive the campaign forward. The public we’re incredibly receptive as we gained 400 petition signatures against privatisation of cancer and end of life care and 200 TTIP postcards. This is an encouraging sign as Cannock is a key area to gain traction given… Read more »