NHS ‘imploding’ as figures reveal worst ever A&E performance and scale of deterioration under Tories


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The Society for Acute Medicine said acute and emergency care in the NHS is “imploding” before an acute winter crisis. by Ben Gelblum previously published here  The NHS is heading for one of its “bleakest” ever winters, and 100,000 people could … Continue reading

“Hunger, filth, fear and death”: Harry Leslie Smith , remembering life before the NHS


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“Hunger, filth, fear and death”: remembering life before the NHS. Harry Leslie Smith (25 February 1923 – 28 November 2018) was born into an impoverished mining family, and here recalls a Britain without a welfare state. Harry was an English writer … Continue reading

Boris Johnson is humiliated again. It’s third time unlucky for hospital stunt but it’s the same EVERYWHERE in the NHS.


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It is a well known trick  of Tories, when they want to privatise a public asset, to take it into private hands by stealth, they deliberately underfund it, understaff it and then argue that it is failing, and they argue … Continue reading

‘While Rome (or California) burns’ – Addressing the Climate Crisis


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The Climate Crisis rightly tops the headlines, as fires and floods and extreme weather conditions become more alarming and frequent, and rightly so. Climate is at the heart of Labour’s policies. It has to be. Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution sets … Continue reading