Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:57AM
Demonstrators hold placards calling for government funds to be spent on the NHS and climate change, as they attend an anti-war and anti-trident demonstration near the Houses of Parliament, in central London, July 18, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
Demonstrators hold placards calling for government funds to be spent on the NHS and climate change, as they attend an anti-war and anti-trident demonstration near the Houses of Parliament, in central London, July 18, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Although a five-day walkout by junior doctors was suspended, it brought the dire NHS situation back under the spotlight.

Strikers argued that the Conservatives' aim is to demoralize healthcare professionals, to demand that these same healthcare workers do more with less funding, and allow the NHS to fall apart in order to justify opening it up to privatization.