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Labour’s Private Finance Initiative- NHS hospitals will cost taxpayers 60 years of pain

Under Labour’s Private Finance Initiative schemes, British taxpayers are committed to pay £229 billion for new hospitals, schools and other projects with a capital value of just £56 billion. Several contracts are due to run for 60 years, documents released under freedom of information requests show, meaning taxpayers will be paying for the projects for […]

Memo to Gordon Brown- laughter really is the best medicine

On the morning after Gordon Brown’s “disastrous” day- Health Direct sends a message to him: laughter can do as much good for your body as a jog around the park, scientists have claimed. Doctors describe “mirthful laughter” as the equivalent of “internal jogging” because it can lower blood pressure, stress and boost the immune system […]

Nurses warn NHS health trusts plan thousands of job cuts by stealth

A survey by the RCN found thousands of jobs were already earmarked for cuts in an attempt to slash costs. Health trusts are planning to cut thousands of staff “by stealth” to deliver £20bn of “NHS efficiencies”, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing. Labour reacted by promising that there would be […]