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Recent price rises are not due to higher wages but supply-side issues, including the war in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic, and Brexit. All in all, the current government’s intransigence on public sector pay is based on both bad economics and bad politics.
The suggestion put forward by Sajid Javid in the Times that NHS patients should be charged for visiting GPs or hospital emergency departments is indicative of the Conservative party’s intention to “test the water for a different kind of NHS”, according to former Labour PM Gordon Brown.
How the ‘tripledemic’ is restricting cold and flu medicine supplies – and what to do if you’re affected5 min read
A combination of high demand and poor stock planning may explain current problems with medicine shortages.
Even if many challenges remain, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for the NHS crisis.
‘It’s like being in a warzone’ – A&E nurses open up about the emotional cost of working on the NHS frontline14 min read
Nurses describe what it is like to work on the NHS frontline – and what the cost is to them.
Ambulance services are facing unfair criticism for a situation which is not of their making. The workforce is in crisis, with system-wide pressures seriously hampering their ability to do their jobs.
The nurses’ strike is about more than pay. Poor staffing means poor care, and poor care costs taxpayers more.