Medicine and Health
By Mark Blackwood, December 22, 2012
A report reveals that when compared to the London area, the UK’s poorest region in the North East has almost three times the rate of self-harm/attempted suicide hospital admissions.
By Richard Duckworth, December 19, 2012
Private consultancy firms have been central to the coalition government’s plans to carve up the National Health Service.
By Robert Stevens, November 26, 2012
The ongoing offensive against the National Health Service (NHS) has led to 28,500 health workers losing their jobs since the Conservative Party/Liberal Democrat coalition came to power in 2010.
By Mark Blackwood, Paul Mitchell, November 24, 2012
The Socialist Party is helping public sector unions Unison and Unite isolate 300 National Health Service clerical and administrative workers employed by Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust.
By Werner Albrecht, Konrad Kreft, November 19, 2012
It has taken the Grünenthal company 50 years to apologise for its role in subjecting thousands of people around the world to the disastrous effects of thalidomide poisoning.
By our reporters, July 30, 2012
Some 3,000 people gathered in Millennium Square, Leeds on July 23, to protest the proposal to end paediatric heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary.
By Will Morrow, July 5, 2012
Monday’s settlement is the latest in a long list of cases in which pharmaceutical giants have paid cash fines for fraudulent and criminal practices, without anyone being held accountable.
By Paul Stuart, April 9, 2012
The first privatised hospital since the creation of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, Hinchingbrooke Cambridgeshire, began operating under Circle Healthcare Limited on February 1.
By Elisabeth Steinert, February 2, 2012
The Siemens group has decided not to commission its particle therapy cancer treatment facility in Kiel.
By Debra Watson, January 27, 2012
Doctors in Mumbai, India’s largest city, reported in December that they had confirmed four cases of Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.
By Eileen Rose, January 25, 2012
The ongoing scandal over PIP (Poly Implant Prostheses) breast implants makes clear the human cost of the privatisation of health care in the UK, and the callous indifference of the political elite towards its consequences.
By Nicholas Russo, January 11, 2012
Since 2010, at least 15 deaths have been linked to the shortage of critical drugs in the US.