Labour aim to put ‘people before profit’ in NHS

Key speech by shadow health secretary focuses on end of life care Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has promised voters that Labour will “rescue a shattered service” , saying the NHS will be at the forefront of Labour’s election campaign. Speaking about the “personal to you and your family” ethos Labour wants to adopt with the NHS, Mr Burnham […]

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Fears that NHS privatisation is nearer than expected

Private firms receive insider information about NHS contracts A campaign group have discovered that consultancy and health insurance companies have been part of a discreet group which receives regular updates from senior health service managers. This has raised alarm bells that privatisation could be on the cards sooner than expected. Spinwatch obtained the information from […]

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Save Our Surgeries campaign fights for funding

21,000 signature petition is delivered to Downing Street Campaigners who are fighting new funding arrangements for GP surgeries took a 21,000 signature petition to Downing Street’s front door in protest. The Save our Surgeries group are urging NHS England to cease funding cuts, claiming that 22 practices across Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney could be […]

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What would make you quit smoking?

Quit line calls up by 80% after stark health campaign Vividly haunting true stories are used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) second bout of anti-smoking advertising, with graphic images encouraging smokers to kick the habit, or face the health consequences. The ‘Tips from Former Smokers’ campaign launched yesterday in a bid to persuade […]

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