Posts Tagged ‘ Health ’

NHS in Crisis: Day of Protest

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Health Campaigns Together and The People’s Assembly have called a Day of Protest on Saturday 3 February in response to the worsening crisis in the National Health Service.

Election 2017: The Choice is Simple

Apr 27th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

For A-level student student ROBIN EDEN, the Tories’ attack on the National Health Service makes the choice at the coming general election a straightforward one.

Dark Times for the NHS

Nov 30th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Although it was called off at the last minute, the junior doctors’ strike showed just how close to the edge Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pushed the medical profession. Final-year medical student DAN SELLWOOD explains why his colleagues were prepared to put down their stethoscopes in favour of a one-day walkout.

Doctors and the British Medical Association (BMA) are hardly ‘militants’, so what drove a profession of 50,000 to vote unanimously (98%) in favour of strike action?

Condition Critical

Apr 5th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The Socialist Health Association has highlighted five ways the government’s health reforms have failed to improve patient care, the criteria used by former health secretary Andrew Lansley to defend his policies against a damning King’s Fund report last month.

The King’s Fund health think tank described Lansley’s reforms as “damaging and distracting” for introducing even more markets to the NHS, for making it too complex to govern properly and for lacking effective leadership.

People’s NHS March Arrives in London

Aug 31st, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The People’s March for the NHS will arrive at its destination in London this Saturday, 6 September, when campaigners will be joined by thousands of demonstrators for the final leg from Red Lion Square to Westminster.

An Economy for Working People

Feb 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘Building an economy that works for working people’ is the title of the next seminar in a series looking at the party’s politics and direction hosted by leading Labour MPs close to the One Nation project.

Mutualise the private sector, not England’s NHS

Nov 18th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

As the government pushes the ‘mutualisation’ of the NHS, Professor DEXTER WHITFIELD argues that all such transfers are privatisation.

ILP@120: John Wheatley – Glasgow’s Christian Socialist

Oct 7th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

From the pits to parliament via Glasgow rebellion, IAN S WOOD charts the often turbulent life and political career of John Wheatley.

John Wheatley was born on 19 May 1869 in Bonmahon, a village in Waterford, Ireland, the son of John Wheatley, a miner, and Johanna (née Ryan). The Wheatley family emigrated to Scotland and Wheatley grew up in Braehead, later Bargeddie, near Baillieston. The district was the centre of the north Lanarkshire coalfield where his father found employment.

The Future of the NHS

Apr 26th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Martin Rathfelder, director of the Socialist Health Association, will speak about the future of the health service at Dronfield Labour Party’s May Day public discussion meeting.

ILP@120: Alfred Salter & the Bermondsey Revolution

Mar 28th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

GRAHAM TAYLOR celebrates the life and achievements of Alfred Salter, the brilliant doctor, Bermondsey MP and lifelong ILPer who helped transform an impoverished corner of south east London.

His life is chiefly known from Fenner Brockway’s 1949 classic of political biography, Bermondsey Story, which describes in moving terms how the young doctor dedicated his life to a slum area overrun by squalor and disease.