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  • NHS: Mental health nurses call for cash to save services

    by Felicity Collier

    MORE cash is urgently needed to improve mental health services, nurses warned yesterday in the wake of a damning Care Quality Commission report.

    The CQC health watchdog found that 25 per cent of core mental health services in England need to...

    Friday 21st Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 200,000 hospital beds lost due to delays

    LABOUR has accused the SNP of mismanaging the NHS after it was revealed that hundreds of thousands of hospital beds have been lost due to delayed discharges.

    According to NHS figures, there have been 206,537 bed days lost since January due to delayed discharges, despite Scottish Health...

    Friday 21st Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • NHS: Activists slam £325m bung for STPs

    CAMPAIGNERS were urged to fight against controversial NHS reforms yesterday as the government announced a £325 million cash injection to boost Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s pet planning project.

    Mr Hunt, who faced a major rebellion from Junior Doctors last year over his...

    Thursday 20th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • NHS Trust staff set to strike over safety

    HOSPITAL workers in northwest England are ready to strike to see off a four-year-old threat to terms and conditions they say will hit patient safety.

    Theatre workers at Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Trust overwhelmingly backed strike action against the introduction of new rotas...

    Thursday 20th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Can the Conservatives find momentum?

    Were the Tories ever to attempt to ape Momentum, it would be a complete (and hilarious) disaster, says NATHAN AKEHURST

    Friday 14th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features


    SUSPECTED heart attacks and strokes will no longer be classified as life-threatening under the biggest shake-up of the ambulance services in 40 years, it was revealed yesterday.

    NHS England announced that current targets will be scrapped and replaced by a new system which health bosses...

    Friday 14th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • NHS fire fears grow as another two buildings fail tests

    ANOTHER two NHS buildings have failed fire safety tests that were ordered after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it was revealed yesterday.

    Fears of a similar disaster in the NHS estate continue to grow as it faces a staggering £5 billion maintenance backlog which campaigners warn is...

    Friday 14th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Will next grenfell be in the NHS?

    Weybridge hospital burns as health centres fail latest fire safety checks

    Thursday 13th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Hospital staff back on strike for better pay

    CLEANERS, porters and security staff went on strike yesterday at four London hospitals in the latest action in a long-running dispute over pay.

    Unite members working for multinational outfit Serco walked out at St Barts NHS Trust in the first of a seven-day strike.

    The action...

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Entire NHS ‘should learn from Scots health service’

    EXPERTS have urged health services across the UK to learn lessons from Scotland’s NHS, though they warn that “serious” financial pressures could jeopardise its “unique system for improving the quality of healthcare.”

    A report by the Nuffield Trust think...

    Thursday 6th Jul 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain