UK Health Newswire Archive
20-02-2012 17:00Andrew Lansley Humiliated by Pensioner
17-02-2012 17:52The Guardian newspaper funds Huxley’s ‘Children: Our Ultimate Investment’. 'Children: Our Ultimate Investment' includes 'Project Caressing' which instructs toddlers to be tactile with elderly men. Liability issues ended this in the US, but Laura Huxley's 'Children: Our Ultimate Investment' is doing well in the UK.
The Welfare Reform Bill is back in the Lords today which may yet result in some more tinkering with this desperate piece of legislation. However the main thrust of the bill, enshrining as it does Universal Credit, benefits caps, mass health and disability testing programmes, workfare and the slashing of benefit for 20% of disabled people, is all firmly established and will become law.
community hospitals out of NHS and into social enterprise. for more
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05-02-2012 22:23As Greek political leaders - including banker turned unelected Prime Minister Lucas Papademos - hold talks over another punishing round of attacks on the working class, the workforce of one hospital have taken matters into their own hands, and declared that "we occupy the public hospital and put it under our direct and absolute control".
02-02-2012 13:08Friday 3rd February 1-2pm Triton Square.
Benefit claimants, disabled people and supporters will be gathering outside Atos’ head office in Triton Square this Friday in solidarity with the Nottingham 2 who were charged with ‘aggravated trespass’ at a previous protest in Nottingham.
At about midday, a group of activists strung a chain across the Regent Street North junction with Oxford Circus, and a number of wheelchair users attached themselves to the train. Police were fairly slow to arrive, by which time numbers were also swelled with the arrival of those who had responded to the call out.
The protest was a response to the draconian measures being taken to slash welfare provision, with disabled people being some of the hardest hit. A propoganda campaign mounted by the state and corporate media has produced a nasty backlash against disabled people. One woman told me that she has been asked if she really needs her wheelchair.
DPAC called for more protests to be held across the UK, and it is to be hoped that this will happen.
25-01-2012 23:32up to a third of all homeless people are former soldiers, sailors and airmen, many of whom are living with medical conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
30-12-2011 15:04Protest against cuts to disabled people's benefits and services and the destruction of the NHS.
Time: 1pm Friday 20th January
Place: Lemington Spa, Warwickshire. At CHRIS WHITE, MP’s office, 43a CLEMENS STREET, OLD TOWN, CV31 2DP, not far from railway station. Meet outside constituency office at 1pm
30-12-2011 13:50KENT HAS ONE OF THE WORST WORKPLACE DEATHS RECORDS SAYS UNION-UCATT- AS UK SURVEY PUBLISHED
18-12-2011 14:28How would you feel if it was the case that you, or your loved ones, had the most fundamental aspects of your lives constrained and controlled? Do you take for granted the minutiae of freedom in your life? Over 21, 000 people are confronting the terrifying reality of losing such freedoms. Including myself. We have to call on our allies to support the campaign to make the coalition government rethink their attack on us. If this funding is stopped we risk living in worse conditions and with less freedoms than convicted criminals.