Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (via Telegraph)

Jeremy Hunt’s cuts mean the NHS will be forced to deny hearing aids to deaf people

There are some stories which come to define a leader or government. Whether it was Margaret Thatcher ‘milk snatcher’ withdrawing free milk from schools as Education Secretary, or Tony ‘Bliar’ Blair’s ‘dodgy dossier.’ For David Cameron and his Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt – it might be this. For the first time in it’s history, the…

FROM CASCADE NEWS - PIC shows Madhumita Mandal, a 30-year-old woman who died of mulitple organ failure. An inquest has heard a receptionist at the Virgin Care centre at Croydon University Hospital thought she 'wasn't that sick'. Mrs Mandal was in fact suffering from a ruptured ovarian cyst and died four days later

Woman Dies In Agony After Virgin Care Stall Treatment Claiming She ‘Wasn’t That Sick’

A personal and medical tragedy in Croydon has exposed the issue of private healthcare providers in the NHS using non-clinical staff to triage patients – and their refusal to learn from such tragedy when it risks eating into profit margins. 30-year-old Madhumita Mandal was rushed to the urgent care centre at Croydon University Hospital on…

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‘Take a 15% Pay Cut or You’re Fired’ – NHS Bosses Lock BioMedical Staff out of Hospital

Blood scientists at Northampton General Hospital have been locked out their offices for weeks after striking over a planned 15% cut in their wages. Expensive temporary staff have been filling their roles, while Northampton General Hospital Trust says any staff who refuse to sign the new contracts will be terminated on October 1st. Staff from…

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‘Free at the Point of Use’ is the ‘Permanent Indian Frontier’ of the NHS – A Promise Soon Forgotten

One of the most dastardly tricks the European settlers played on the Native Americans in the establishment of the modern US, was the ‘Permanent Indian Frontier’ – prompting indigenous people to give up their land rights on the East for the promise that the United States would “forever secure and guarantee” new land in the…