Tue Mar 21, 2017 05:14AM
A protester holds a placard in support of the NHS in front of the Elizabeth Tower, also known as Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament during a march against dramatic NHS cuts proposed by the Government.
A protester holds a placard in support of the NHS in front of the Elizabeth Tower, also known as Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament during a march against dramatic NHS cuts proposed by the Government.
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Hundreds of thousands of people - including NHS workers, campaigners and union representatives - have marched in London to protest against "yet more austerity" in the health service.    

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London in protest against dramatic NHS cuts proposed by the Government.Thought to be one of the biggest NHS rallies in history, “Our NHS” march comes amid warnings of an unprecedented crisis within health services, fuelled by £20bn worth of cuts scheduled by 2020.

Last week, it was reported that an increase in “excess deaths” in England Wales could be linked to underfunding in the NHS. Researchers publishing a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine claimed “relentless cuts” could have been behind as many as 30,000 deaths in 2015.