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Compass Medirest workers strike at Ealing hospital

Outsourced porters, cleaners and canteen staff at Ealing hospital are on 48 hour strike for higher wages.

The madness of austerity: Simon Stevens's NHS

A brief look at what the appointment of Simon Stevens as head of NHS England means for mental health services in context.

Room to breathe in defence of the NHS

Failed by the NHS, part of BBC3's It's A Mad World season

A documentary on the failures of NHS treatment for young people with mental health problems prompted a vocal defence of the NHS. Can we criticise the shortcomings of NHS mental health care whilst arguing against NHS privatisation?

Mid Yorkshire health strike

Mid Yorkshire Hospital Strike Picket Lines

Prolongued strike action in West Yorkshire hospitals has shown that attacks by the bosses can be fought off.

Healthcare workers: where we stand-fighting on two fronts

NHS workers strike against pension cuts on November 30, 2012

Basic overview of the terrain that health workers defending their terms and conditions is being fought on; Fighting both their employers, as well as a supine and complicit trade union bureaucracy. Written by a Solidarity Federation/Anarchist Federation dual carder and Unison steward working in Healthcare.

Driving the NHS to market

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Aufheben's analysis of the long-term project to turn the NHS into a private sector, market-oriented healthcare industry.

Ben Goldacre on the "evidence" supporting NHS reforms

As the endgame approaches for the governments NHS "reforms", which will in effect privatise the service, Ben Goldacre has a useful survey of the "evidence" supporting reforms. Basically, there isn't any.

Liverpool Hospital demo goes ahead, despite toadying Labour Party lickspittles cancelling it

Around fifty people attended a demonstration against the privatisation of the NHS at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Local Labour party goons had cancelled the demo due to concerns that we would point out that they are just as disgusting as the Conservatives. We did it anyway.

Book review - Poplar; Lessons of a historical struggle

Alan Woodward of the Radical history Network reviews Janine Booth's "Guilty and Proud of it: Poplar's Rebel Councillors and Guardians 1919-25".

Hands off my health records

David Cameron has announced plans to allow private companies to view our health records, and has vowed to reduce 'red tape' that governs research in the NHS. He is of course, wrong to do so.