Monthly Archives: March 2013

Private patients in NHS trusts: how it’s happening

In this post and guide taken from his NHS privatisation report, the excellent Richard Blogger explains the “private patients in the NHS” phenomenon and how this is structured and growing: There are two main aspects to the privatisation of the … Continue reading

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POST OFFICE STRIKE:

Post Office staff go on strike at Crown offices More than 2,000 staff at Post Office Crown offices have gone on strike in a row over jobs, pay and closures. Members of the Communication Workers Union have walked out at … Continue reading

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Trades Councils Discuss important implications of NHS decisions on the Isle of Wight.

All Isle of Wight Trades Councils met with other Trade union delegates last night to discuss and disseminate the facts about the island’s NHS and St Mary’s Hospital. Assisting in the deliberations were representatives from Unison Health. Key to the … Continue reading

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The future of the NHS—irreversible privatisation?

This is the edited transcript of a video interview carried out on 3 March 2013 by Jill Mountford with Dr Lucy Reynolds, research fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Reynolds has studied the background of the … Continue reading

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Health & Safety: GKN Isle of Wight

GKN Aerospace fined £27,000 for health and safety failures Onthewight Five employees left with permanent nerve damage after company ignores regulations introduced in 2006. Be the first to add your thoughts in the comments section ↓ The CP are reporting … Continue reading

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C U B A: ORDER IS SYNONYMOUS WITH DEVELOPMENT

Havana. March 19, 2013 President Raúl Castro heads expanded Council of Ministers meeting YAIMA PUIG MENESES & LETICIA MARTÍNEZ HERNÁNDEZ PHOTO: ESTUDIOS REVOLUCIÓN IN an expanded Council of Ministers meeting on March 15, President Raúl Castro once again called for … Continue reading

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Demand rises for Foodbank on the Isle of Wight

MORE than 100 people a week are being fed by the Isle of Wight Foodbank, latest figures show. Hannah King, project manager, said it was not just people on low incomes who were feeling the pinch in the current economic … Continue reading

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