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About Steve Sweeney

Steve Sweeney is a Regional Organiser for GMB and a former Mental Health Nurse. He has been involved in many NHS campaigns including opposing the privatisations of Hinchingbrooke Hospital and of almost £1 billion of NHS services in Cambridgeshire. 

Articles by Steve Sweeney

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A&E crisis mounts as East of England wastes money on privatisation

Failed privatisation experiments, vanity IT projects and "disastrous" PFI deals are enriching a familiar few, as patients pay the price.  

"Waste of money" and "poor care" - NHS privatisation failures exposed across the East of England

Hospital inspectors have written to the first 'franchised' NHS hospital warning them of serious concerns. And up the road, the NHS has won the largest single service tender yet - but only after having to waste a million pounds fighting off the private sector.

Patients occupy threatened mental health clinic, some signs of victory?

A seven-week occupation of a Cambridge NHS mental health clinic in Britain threatened with closure is having more success than past campaigning - is this the way forward?

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