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Could fruit & veg prescriptions help a collapsing NHS?
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Could fruit & veg prescriptions help a collapsing NHS?

Off script — Social prescribing connects people with non-medical support to improve their health and wellbeing – everything from surfing to dance classes. But is it just a plaster over the gaping wounds afflicting the country’s health service?

Written by: Kyle MacNeill

NHS workers are struggling to survive as inflation soars
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NHS workers are struggling to survive as inflation soars

Enough is enough — The workforce is now gearing up for industrial action after receiving a measly pay rise, reports Ella Glover.

Written by: Ella Glover

The messy history of the nurses’ strikes in 1988
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The messy history of the nurses’ strikes in 1988

‘We let rip’ — As nursing unions gear up to protest the government’s three per cent pandemic pay rise, people who attended the UK’s first-ever national nurses’ strike reflect on its legacy.

Written by: Moya Crockett

Restrained and killed by police: Justice for Seni Lewis
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Restrained and killed by police: Justice for Seni Lewis

Say Their Names — The family of Seni Lewis remember him as a kind-hearted man with a strong sense of justice. His death at the hands of police devastated his loved ones and inspired a fight to end the use of excessive force against mental health patients.

Written by: Micha Frazer-Carroll

Social care: we need radical action, not broken promises
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Social care: we need radical action, not broken promises

System in crisis — In this morning’s Queen’s Speech, the mention of social care amounted to a single line. It failed to ensure the investment and long-term action that is needed to support people throughout their lives, writes Anna Dixon, CEO of Centre for Ageing Better.

Written by: Anna Dixon

Are immigrants with clout less likely to be deported?
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Are immigrants with clout less likely to be deported?

Broken system — There are numerous examples of the Home Office responding more quickly to individuals in the public eye or boasting a blue tick, which begs the question: why do some cases warrant their attention, while others don’t?

Written by: Kimi Chaddah

The hostile environment is damaging vaccine rollouts
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The hostile environment is damaging vaccine rollouts

Callous system — Government immigration policies are driving up Covid deaths. Writer Ziad Al-Qattan speaks with healthcare and human rights campaigners to find out why.

Written by: Ziad Al-Qattan

Covid proves the government is killing disabled people
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Covid proves the government is killing disabled people

Callous system — During the second wave of the pandemic, it was revealed that Covid patients with learning disabilities were given DNR orders. While shocking, the news spoke to a long history of sacrifices disproportionately falling on the shoulders of disabled people.

Written by: Erin Ekins

Inside an NHS hospital at breaking point
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Inside an NHS hospital at breaking point

‘It‘s relentless‘ — While Covid infection rates may be dropping, the crisis continues unabated inside hospitals. Politics Editor Ben Smoke reports from Homerton Hospital, London, speaking to frontline medical staff about the profound emotional and physical toll they face every single day.

Written by: Ben Smoke

The NHS women working to pay thousands in visa fees
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The NHS women working to pay thousands in visa fees

Broken system — Frontline migrant health workers are risking their lives amid the pandemic, all while being made to pay extortionate visa charges. Grassroots organisations are now calling on the Government to care for the people who care for others.

Written by: Rachel Hagan

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