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Theresa May’s ‘NHS Long Term Plan’ spells more cuts and privatisation

25 March 2019 The Government’s ‘Long Term Plan for the NHS’ is another step towards the privatisation of the health service writes Kane Shaw

The NHS is heading for crisis this Christmas

10 December 2018 Underfunded hospitals are buckling under the strain - and we can’t let the Tories off the hook, writes Kane Shaw

The government is trying to rebrand NHS privatisation

17 November 2018 Integrated Care Providers promise to totally privatise the NHS, writes Kane Shaw from the National Health Action Party.

Parasitic capitalism is killing the NHS

5 July 2018 Private companies are sucking the lifeblood out of the health service, writes Kane Shaw.

Emergency response needed for the NHS

24 April 2018 The wheels are coming off for the Tories as the NHS sinks deeper into crisis. But there are promising signs of a fightback, writes John Lister.

Excluding migrants from the NHS undermines its founding principles

8 April 2018 In the country where the ideals of universal healthcare were first realised, undocumented migrants are now being excluded from access to health care. Neal Russell, a Children's NHS doctor in London, speaks out.

Jeremy Hunt is poised to flog the last of the NHS

8 January 2018 Peter Roderick sounds the alarm on an 'attack on the fundamental principles of the NHS'.

Blocking migrants’ access to the NHS is a way of privatising it

18 November 2017 'Docs Not Cops' write that we must resist attempts to make our NHS any less universal

If Labour wants to save the NHS, it needs to cut out Big Pharma

27 October 2017 The NHS is being used as a cash cow by a profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry, writes Nick Dearden

Why I’m standing with pregnant women and resisting NHS passport checks

28 September 2017 Dr Joanna Dobbin says the government is making migrant women afraid to seek healthcare, increasing their chances of complications or even death

With the new nuclear ban treaty, it’s time to scrap Trident – and spend the money on our NHS

3 August 2017 As a doctor, I want to see money spent on healthcare not warfare, writes David McCoy - Britain should join the growing international movement for disarmament

Act now to save your NHS

19 May 2016 A gathering of health workers on 22 May is an important initiative, writes Neil Faulkner

Corporations told to back off the NHS

19 May 2016 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.

NHS wreckers play hide and seek

3 February 2016 Caroline Molloy looks at the state of the NHS as healthcare workers gear up to fight privatisation through the back door

People’s Agenda profile 3: 999 Call for the NHS

2 April 2015 After marching from Jarrow to London last year, 999 Call for the NHS explain their plans for the coming year in this third profile in our People's Agenda series

Deaf people to receive only one hearing aid – an insight into life after the NHS

8 December 2014 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.

‘NHS cost statement’ will make sick people feel more of a burden

3 November 2014 The most vulnerable patients already attend too little, not too much, and don't need to be made to feel more guilty about what they are costing the NHS. Dr. Jonathan Tomlinson writes.

Video: The secret deal that threatens the NHS

17 July 2014 Cancer patient Paul Giles travels to Brussels find out how the new TTIP trade deal could threaten NHS services

NHS SOS

31 January 2014 NHS SOS: how the NHS was betrayed – and how we can save it, edited by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis, reviewed by Jonathon Tomlinson

Women deserve better birth – NHS staff deserve better too

19 December 2013 Feminist Fightback argue that women and health workers need to fight on the same side.

Simon Stevens: undertaker for the NHS

24 October 2013 Originally published in 2006, this article by John Lister provides a damning insight into the corporate history of the man now in charge of the NHS

NHS financial squeeze is a contrived crisis

30 July 2013 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

Reviewing the NHS – speaking ill of the dead

18 April 2013 Junior doctor Paul Teed says patient satisfaction surveys give an illusion of ‘choice’ in the NHS – but bad reviews don’t create more capacity or employ more staff

Elective surgery: a new party for the NHS

11 February 2013 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

11 February 2013 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

21 August 2012 It is not inevitable that the feeding frenzy of privateers will succeed as people organise to resist them, writes Caroline Molloy

Reclaiming our NHS

22 June 2012 This weekend healthcare campaigners will gather for a conference on how to fight the Coalition’s newly passed Health Act. Alex Nunns assesses their options

EVENT: Reclaiming the NHS

16 June 2012 Red Pepper continues support at the Keep Our NHS Public conference on Saturday 23 June

EVENT: Defend the NHS! Strategies of Resistance

3 May 2012 This Wednesday, Red Pepper will bring together NHS experts, health professionals and activists to discuss the impact of the coalition’s Health and Social Care Bill - and plans to resist it

After the health bill: The end of the NHS as we know it

18 April 2012 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

22 March 2012 As the health bill becomes law, Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, and doctors Jacky Davis and Jonathon Tomlinson issue a call to action

NHS: what now?

22 March 2012 Alex Nunns gives some suggestions of where the campaign against the destruction of the NHS should go from here

This weekend’s NHS vote is the Lib Dems’ last chance

10 March 2012 Colin Leys says party members face a choice – is loyalty to their leaders more important than the future of the health service?

Dismantling the NHS

1 October 2010 Stewart Player and Colin Leys expose the reality of the government's plans for the health service

NHS Whistleblower speaks out about the NHS

11 May 2008 Senior mental health nurse Karen Reissmann was sacked last year after being found guilty of gross misconduct by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for speaking out against NHS cuts. Tom Haines-Doran catches up with her to ask about the latest in the campaign to have her reinstated

The great NHS ‘deficits’ con

1 May 2006 With the hospital ‘deficits crisis’ dominating the headlines, amidst claims that increases in NHS funding have been eaten up by pay and other cost increases, Colin Leys continues Red Pepper’s exposure of what is really happening in the health service.

Anti-migrant politics weakens the workers’ movement

3 April 2019 On both the left and the right, people pit migrants' rights against workers' rights. That attitude only serves the interests of the powerful, writes Amardeep Dhillon.

We still have time to stop a Tory Brexit

27 February 2019 A second referendum is on the cards, writes Ana Oppenheim. Let’s talk now about the benefits of staying in Europe, and not shy away from fighting a battle of values.

Brexit or no Brexit, Labour must stand up for migrant rights.

31 January 2019 The moment the left in any way concedes that foreigners are to blame, we let the right win the argument, writes Ana Oppenheim.

Dreams of a No-Deal Nation

22 January 2019 Tom Kibasi argues that those who want to avoid crashing out of the EU need to offer hope, not just cautionary tales.

Mayday for Britain

18 January 2019 The prime minister is digging in despite her inability to govern, writes Nick Dearden. Where next for the left?

Embracing Brexit would be a historic mistake for the left

5 December 2018 The left’s flirtation with Brexit is not just a mistake; it is downright dangerous, writes Tom Kibasi

Picking the lesser evil

22 November 2018 With a seemingly bungled Brexit deal, the only options on offer are different forms of capitalism. The Left needs to pick its enemies wisely, writes Richard Seymour

Tricks of the trade

7 November 2018 Liam Fox is planning bargain-basement trade deals for Brexit Britain - but Labour policy promises to deliver trade justice and democracy for the many. By Nick Dearden.

Market meltdown

24 September 2018 Grace Blakeley dissects the failure of finance capital and calls for radical measures to take it back under democratic control

We need to decriminalise abortion now

12 September 2018 It's time to scrap outdated laws and start trusting women and healthcare professionals. By Kerry Abel

To tackle rough sleeping, we need to combat the root causes

23 August 2018 The government's homelessness strategies are punitive and do nothing to help people in need, writes Joe Barson

A new drug policy for the 21st Century

18 August 2018 The War on Drugs has caused immeasurable harm. We need to tackle drug abuse like a public health issue, writes Natalie Sharples.

We cannot fight modern slavery when victims hide in fear of deportation

15 August 2018 Heeding a little-publicised call to action in this year’s Global Slavery Index could transform the way we treat victims, writes Maya Esslemont.

Don’t box Corbyn in over Brexit

22 June 2018 Encouraging Labour to block Brexit is tantamount to writing off the opportunity of a Corbyn-led socialist government. No wonder the Blairites are so keen, writes Michael Calderbank



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