Why I’m standing with pregnant women and resisting NHS passport checks
Dr Joanna Dobbin says the government is making migrant women afraid to seek healthcare, increasing their chances of complications or even death

Corporations told to back off the NHS
Behind the junior doctors' strikes is a battle to save the NHS from creeping privatisation. Organiser Kevin Allard reports on efforts to escalate and broaden the action.

A higher minimum wage is a solution to the crisis in care, not its cause
Improving quality of care requires higher wages for workers and an end to the socially irresponsible practices of large care home chains, writes Andrew Dolan

NHS wreckers play hide and seek
Caroline Molloy looks at the state of the NHS as healthcare workers gear up to fight privatisation through the back door

Help doctors win
Jane Stratton has been organising with the junior doctors and explains why their struggle is everyone’s fight

Mythbuster: Health warning
By repackaging privatisation as ‘reform’, the government has tried to sell voters the idea of dismantling the health service. Jacky Davis exposes the main marketing myths behind the NHS giveaway

Deaf people to receive only one hearing aid – an insight into life after the NHS
This month Devon has announced that smokers and obese people will be denied all routine operations, and deaf people will get only one hearing aid. Caroline Molloy argues the end of the NHS is coming into focus and Devon is the canary in the coal mine.

Biting the hand that refuses to feed
Care workers in Doncaster have taken up the cudgels against privatisation in Ed Miliband’s backyard. Dave Honeybone reports

The price of experience
The personal is political in this extract from Mike Marqusee's new book of writings on living with cancer

Migrants already ‘pay their way’ – why should they have to pay medical bills too?
Plans to charge non-EU nationals for treatment will undermine the NHS – and could force them to choose between their health and paying the rent, writes Michael Pooler

Held hostage by Big Pharma: a personal experience
Mike Marqusee looks at how drug firms can make huge profits from their state-enforced monopoly on an essential good

NHS financial squeeze is a contrived crisis
Mike Marqusee says the problems at Barts health trust are caused by attempts to make impossible levels of cuts – while handing billions to private firms

Elective surgery: a new party for the NHS
Alex Nunns interviews Clive Peedell, co-leader of the new National Health Action Party, which will fight the next election on the issue of the government’s destruction of the NHS

The health hurricane: a year of destruction in the NHS
Alex Nunns looks at the gale of privatisation, sell-offs and cuts in services blowing through the health service

Lines of battle in the NHS
It is not inevitable that the feeding frenzy of privateers will succeed as people organise to resist them, writes Caroline Molloy

McKinsey’s unhealthy profits
Stewart Player and Colin Leys on the consultancy firm making a fortune from the privatisation of the NHS

After the health bill: The end of the NHS as we know it
With the health bill passed, the government is now setting about forcing the market into the NHS. Colin Leys looks at what is likely to happen next

Lancet editor and doctors write: The fight for our NHS goes on
As the health bill becomes law, Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, and doctors Jacky Davis and Jonathon Tomlinson issue a call to action

Healthy alternatives
Colin Leys looks at how Scotland and Wales have rejected marketising the NHS

Making sense of the ‘pause’ in the health bill
Colin Leys on the proposed changes to the health bill, and how we can use the pause to defend the NHS

The worst fears confirmed
Elizabeth McGuirk explains the key proposals of the Health and Social Care Bill

Spreading the pain
Patients need health workers to take action on their behalf, says Mike Marqusee

An unsuitable case for treatment
GP Jonathon Tomlinson tells how creeping privatisation has affected one of his patients

Dismantling the NHS
Stewart Player and Colin Leys expose the reality of the government's plans for the health service

Vital resistance
Donald Morrison looks at the resistance needed to beat the health white paper

Killing your own creation
Colin Leys examines how and why Labour is destroying the NHS

Bad practice
GP services are being undermined by a blind faith in 'market solutions', writes Dr Louise Irvine

The PCT and the public
Susan Secher describes her experiences of local health care 'consultation'

Nye’s nightmare
Health secretary Alan Johnson maintains that in backing centralised GP 'super-surgeries' he is staying true to the dream of the founder of the NHS. Tom Foot says the reality is more like Nye's nightmare

Hepatitis C and me
Anita Roddick, who helped fund the redesigned Red Pepper magazine and website, died from a hepatitis C-related brain haemorrhage in September 2007. Earlier that year she wrote about discovering she had the illness that is known as the 'silent killer' because so few people know they have it