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About Mark Boothroyd

Mark Boothroyd is a staff nurse at Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Unite member and campaigner for safe staffing in the NHS. 

Articles by Mark Boothroyd

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why NHS staff should #DitchTheDeal & reject the government pay offer

Nurses and other NHS workers need to fight for a better pay deal to protect the NHS, with the same dedication they use to keep the NHS working every day of the week.

A day in the life of an NHS nurse - how our government is failing both patients and nurses

Last year 33,000 nurses left the NHS, 3,000 more than were recruited. There’s a simple solution - resisted by a government determined to press ahead with piecemeal privatisation.

Will the NHS survive another winter crisis?

This Saturday’s doctors' march could be the start of a vital NHS-wide fight-back against cuts and demoralisation. The alternative is frightening.

Government u-turn on safe nursing levels branded a "betrayal" by Mid-Staffs campaigners

Independent work on safer ratios of nurses to patients across the NHS, was a key recommendation of the Francis inquiry into failings at Stafford hospital. This week, the government quietly shut that work down.

999 March for the NHS sets off tomorrow for 3 weeks

NHS campaigners are marching in the footsteps of the 1936 Jarrow hunger marchers, joining up NHS campaigners across the country. Will you join them en route?

Why won't the government implement safe staffing levels in the NHS?

Legally binding ratios of nurses to patients are essential to improving patient care, according to a wealth of evidence and the recommendations of those investigating failures at mid-Staffordshire. So why is Jeremy Hunt dragging his heels? 

Nurse shortage? What nurse shortage?

How many reports highlighting staff shortages does the government need before it takes the one concrete action that would make a huge difference?

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