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Nurses to march in Barts protest

Student nurses and other healthcare workers are expected to march through the city of London tomorrow evening as part of a protest against proposed cuts to posts.

Protesters are due to assemble at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel at around 5pm before marching to Barts Hospital in the city.

Both hospitals are part of the Barts and The London Trust, which last month announced that it was seeking to shed 635 posts, including 250 nursing positions, in order to try and meet the government’s demand for efficiency savings.

The trust is one of several in the capital to publish plans to cut posts over the last couple of months.

The protest has been dubbed “Day X for the NHS” by its organisers, which include the union Unite and the campaign group Keep Our NHS Public.

The Trades Union Congress and Unison have also organised a major rally against the cuts in London on the 26 March.

Readers' comments (6)

  • Why aren't the unions doing more to promote these events? and are the rcn involved at all?

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  • this is the tip of the iceberg!!

    why do people believe this shambles of a govt when they say one thing and do the exact opposite when in power

    yeh we will protect the nhs...we will cut the budgets and start to re-organise it when we can least afford to

    result..thousands of jobs will go patients will suffer..but these rich toffy nosed con/lib idiots will be ok with their huge salaries etc

    time for some real action if not there will be no nhs left in a few years be warned!!!

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  • i wonder if you are giving them a chance. radical change takes time. it seems that there is a mass hysteria panic reaction among nurses and their managers where they should be concentrating their energy on caring for their patients. until a bill is passed nothing has changed.

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  • Anonymous | 10-Mar-2011 3:41 pm:
    Wonder on my friend. Leopards do not change their spots, especially when they are self declared sons of Thatcher!

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  • Oh and by the way...patronising attitudes do not endear friends or win people round. If I were to respond in similar mode it might be something like..'grow up!' or perhaps a version of 'go away!'

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  • Anonymous | 15-Mar-2011 7:40 pm

    "Oh and by the way...patronising attitudes do not endear friends or win people round. If I were to respond in similar mode it might be something like..'grow up!' or perhaps a version of 'go away!'"

    are you talking to yourself? or what is your problem mate? do you need help?

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