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NHS On Brink Of Collapse, Warns Former Health Minister

Norman Lamb predicts healthcare system will crash in two years and says Tories are being dishonest over crisis.

Far More NHS Contracts Going To Private Firms Than Ministers Admit, Figures Show

Figures detailing who is being awarded contracts to provide clinical services appear to undermine government’s claim 6% of NHS budget goes to private firms.

NHS Agrees Largest-Ever Privatisation Deal To Tackle Backlog

Plan by NHS Supply Chain to deal with backlog of patients waiting for surgery and tests will see 11 companies paid £780m to diagnose and treat patients.

Coalition Sneaking Out Regulations To Speed Up NHS Privatisation, Labour Says

Shadow health secretary says rules forcing NHS contracts worth over £625,000 to be put out to tender were tabled on last day before parliamentary recess.

£1.2 Billion End Of Life Care Contract ‘A Privatisation Too Far’, Say Unison

Unison is calling on patients and residents to 'fight-back' against the planned privatisation of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent cancer and end of life care services.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.