Protesters Demand More Funding for NHS

Earlier this month, protesters marched through London demanding more government money to support Britain’s overburdened National Health Service (NHS). Trade unions and the main opposition Labour Party backed the protest.

“More staff, more beds, more funds” was the rallying call for marchers as they walked through central London toward Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office.

Budget cuts and constraints have placed the NHS under increasing pressure. Investment has struggled to keep pace with demands from a growing, aging population. The British government says it is increasing health-care funds and training more doctors and nurses.

Source: AP News, February 3, 2018.