How did England end up in this unprepared Omicron mess?
Johnson and his cabinet have wasted their time, our money, expert science and the goodwill of both NHS workers and the public
Why can’t the UK government explain what its Health Bill will actually achieve?
Tory MPs are quick to dispute claims that this bill is about privatisation. But there’s a reason why none of them...
Website for booking NHS appointments offers mostly private healthcare
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Go private for the treatment you need, NHS tells patients
Patients are being refused treatment, discharged too early and pushed towards private referrals, openDemocracy’s...
Three-quarters of UK public worried more NHS privatisation will damage care
Exclusive: Both Tory and Labour voters are worried about the impact of more NHS privatisation, poll commissioned by...
MP with stake in giant health insurer lobbied for ‘Australian-style’ care insurance
Exclusive: Tory MP Marcus Fysh ‘wrong’ not to mention interest in insurance firm when proposing insurance-friendly...
I raised an early alarm on PCR test scandal but authorities ignored me
Community volunteer demands inquiry into impact of mistakes by privately-run Immensa lab after huge spike in COVID cases
Vote looms on health bill that would subject English NHS to cronyism and cuts
The government has failed to allay privatisation concerns in major new health bill – MPs must vote it down at third reading
UK government’s pandemic deal was win-win… for private hospitals
A multi-billion-pound contract enlisted 187 private hospitals to help the UK’s COVID response. Why did they care for...
UK government could face legal action over huge, secretive health database
Exclusive: Lawyers acting for openDemocracy have written to health secretary Sajid Javid demanding transparency over...
What the Tories want to do with our health data, and why we need to stop them
Boris Johnson looks set on using our health data as a bargaining chip to keep his Brexit/US trade dream alive – but...
The UK government has ended Palantir’s NHS data deal. But the fight isn’t over
After two legal cases initiated by openDemocracy and Foxglove, the government has scrapped its contract with the...
Published in: openDemocracyUK: Analysis9 reasons Johnson’s plans don’t fix social care
The quality of care will still be relative to a person’s ability to pay for it
Millions opt out of England’s health data-sharing plan
NHS data-sharing scheme put on hold ‘indefinitely’ after public backlash to privacy concerns raised by openDemocracy
A 3% NHS pay ‘rise’ is a disgrace. Our health service needs proper investment
One nurse speaks out on dire working conditions, low pay and the erosion of a vital public service
Protestors and doctors’ union call on MPs to block new English health bill
The British Medical Association has come out in opposition to the Health and Care Bill, piling pressure on government
Forget the spin – new English NHS bill is all about cutting our right to healthcare
Far from reversing the disastrous 2012 reforms, this new bill makes it even easier to axe and privatise services –...
Proposed guidelines on childbirth ‘rushed and racist’, midwives say
Medics will be encouraged to offer inductions to all pregnant women of colour, if NICE’s draft proposals go ahead
Published in: ourNHS: ExplainerYour top 12 questions on England’s GP data grab – answered
We address openDemocracy readers’ biggest concerns about the upcoming data grab – including what opting out means,...
Published in: Live discussionsWhat’s happening to your GP data and what can you do about it?
Health data is both hugely sensitive and immensely valuable – to our health, and to big business. The UK’s NHS data...
Imagine! Hancock’s GP data grab is not about saving lives
The health secretary says his plans will put us in control of our health data and suggests no one but our clinicians...
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