18th March 2022

Cleaners win parity with NHS T&Cs
Congratulations to the cleaners of Great Ormond Street hospital who were set to strike mid March over continuing inequality, have finally obtained full NHS contracts from 1 April 2022.

Private hospital again rated ‘inadequate’
A mental health hospital run by Priory and that was put in special measures last year has been rated “inadequate” again following a fresh Care Quality Commission inspection.

Staff shortage causes poor patient discharging
You may well guess that this trust, East Kent, isn’t the only one to too hastily discharge patients, owing to lack of trained staff; when you consider there is such a massive lack of well-trained nursing staff, that the government chooses to ignore.

Delays for hospital care will last for years
The government ….”has overseen a long-term decline in elective and critical cancer care that is dragging our National Health Service and the heroic staff down,” said the chair of the parliamentary accounts committee.

And while the NHS is buckling under the strain …
A new private hospital in London to prey on our NHS. The director of the Centre for Health and the Public Interest said: “The worry is the two-tier health system.  An estimated £1 billion investment in a single hospital is a sign of how strongly foreign investors are betting against the NHS being able to meet the future health needs of the population.”

Hundreds of surgeries closed in the last 8 years
Responses to freedom of information requests show that  between 2013 and 2020 a total of 778 practices shut their doors owing to a shortage of GPs and high workloads.