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NHS Waiting Times

21 Mar 18

BREAKING: Jeremy Hunt has just dropped his promise to patients on NHS waiting times for this year. [1] It means we’ll have to wait longer for operations, and longer to be seen in A&E. [2] And it’s all because of a lack of funding. [3]...

PG Tips – we won!

28 Feb 18

BREAKING: we’ve just won! PG Tips have today announced that they are removing plastic from their tea bags. [1] Because 38 Degrees-ers like you stood up to Britain’s biggest tea manufacturer, there will now be 10 billion fewer fewer plastic tea bags damaging our environment...

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Victory: Scottish tax!

1 Feb 18

Way back in September 2017, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon put forward proposals for an “open conversation” on tax increases, to help Scotland tackle inequality, and improve public services. 38 Degrees members knew the mega-rich and big business lobby would be pushing back, wanting their usual...

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NHS Winter Crisis: an update!

29 Jan 18

My name’s Jess, and I work in the 38 Degrees staff team. I wanted to take a minute to share all the incredible work that we have managed to do together, to demand the government fix the crisis in our NHS. It’s not over. But...

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Murdoch: a step in the right direction

25 Jan 18

This is big news. The important government watchdog today recommended Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of Sky be stopped in its tracks, because it handed him “too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda”. [1] That is exactly what you and thousands more of us...

Health and social care funding: policy solutions to the health and social care funding crisis

16 Nov 17

Executive Summary There is a growing consensus about the need for more funding for the English health and social care system. The Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has said that waiting lists for hospital operations could hit 5 million unless the NHS receives...