"Alongside aggressive policies that are damaging the overall health and well being of the population as a whole - plans to break up and sell off the NHS have been afoot for decades."
Nurses fighting for the future of the NHS are out on picket lines once more, for biggest ever day of strike action in the NHS.
In support of the mass wave of strike action on February 1st, thousands joined Arise Festival's online rally to build the next steps in the fightback and defend the right to strike.
"Minimum staffing levels are not even met on non-strike days and the government should be focusing on fixing the problems which they have caused" - Holly Turner writes shows why we need to stand up for our NHS.
"The NHS workforce has endured thirteen years of stagnating wages and overwork... other than a cheap clap they’ve received nothing in return from the Tory government" - Jon Trickett MP.
Highlights from the picket line as Unite ambulance workers take action in England and Wales.
Labour must join the public in backing the health workers, and join the majority in nailing the blame for the crisis firmly on the Tories and austerity, writes John Lister.
“Ministers have made things worse by demonising the ambulance workers who provided life and limb cover on strike days - playing political games with their scaremongering."
“The NHS Pay Review Body has presided over more than a decade of real wage cuts for almost all NHS staff. It has been a smokescreen which has allowed Government to drive the NHS to the point of collapse."
A statement from the Socialist Health Association on Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting's position on private healthcare providers and revelations around the donations accepted by the Labour MP.