Colin Bloom discusses the fresh round of strikes announced by junior doctors this week with Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, and Dr Animesh Singh, a junior doctor from west London.
A joint investigation by the Guardian and the group 38 Degrees has revealed that NHS England bosses are discreetly planning for radical changes in hospitals, including funding cut-backs and closures. The proposals have been designed to cover the increasing funding deficits and swellling demand in the health service. The plans have attracted both positive and negative reactions from the political and professional community. Colin was joined by Eric Watts, chair of Doctors for the NHS, a organisation which pushes for restoration of the NHS as a fully public service.
A report published this week by Amnesty International has described the torture of thousands of Syrian civilians suspected of not supporting Assad's regime. The human rights charity estimates that more than 17,700 people have died in detention since the start of the conflict, or 10 people a day. To discuss the report, Colin spoke with Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty's Syria Campaign manager.
Kate Andrews, from Republicans Overseas, joins Colin Bloom to discuss the current situation with the US Elections. Kate explains how Hilary Clinton is likely to be the Democratic candidate against the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. She also discusses the competition between Bernie Sanders and Clinton ahead of the campaign.
Share Politics with Colin Bloom, talking to Wangu Kanja from the Wangu Kanja Foundation, Girish Menon, Chief Executive of ActionAid and Patty Whaley, Trustee from ActionAid, about Action Aid's Fearless Women Campaign to help end violence against women and girls.