Should NHS staff strike over pay freeze?

In March MP Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt rejected the independent Pay Review Body’s recommendation to give a one per cent pay rise to UK NHS nurses. The decision to not award the pay rise has now prompted some NHS staff to retaliate by striking for their right to fair pay. Against the idea is SallyContinue reading “Should NHS staff strike over pay freeze?”

New University of Sunderland Presidential Team

The roles for the future Student Union’s Sabbatical Officers were announced last Friday night at the Bonded Warehouse by the previous President Chloe Jackson. After a week’s build up, the announcement of the next president, Bilal Ali Raja, was made for the upcoming academic year, beating two other candidates David Metcalfe and Siliviya Katetakova. ItContinue reading “New University of Sunderland Presidential Team”

Did the Liverpool Care Pathway really need to be demolished?

Since the controversy over the now demolished Liverpool Care Pathway and a new approach to end of life care was announced in June by the Department of Health, the Commons’ health select committee has launched an inquiry into the whole system. They are examining the palliative and end of life care including what changes andContinue reading “Did the Liverpool Care Pathway really need to be demolished?”