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JR4NHS need your help to stop the ACOs!


We've had some great news regarding the legal challenge against ACOs. JR4NHS have secured the concession from NHS England that there must be a national public consultation on ACOs, and no ACO contract will be signed until the consultation has taken place. This is great news as ACO plans are essentially a way of turning local NHS boards into insurance …

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#PublicDuty Twitterstorm 2018


In January 2015, the National Health Action Party organised a mass-whistleblowing inspired by a tweet from then-leader Dr Clive Peedell. NHS campaigners and staff united to send 30,000 tweets exposing the Tories, with the hashtag #PublicDuty trending UK-wide on Twitter that day. In March 2016 we repeated the feat, reaching an estimated 350,000 people. And a third Twitterstorm before the …

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Stand for us in the May 2018 elections

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The National Health Action Party is calling for candidates for the May 2018 local elections. Local Elections are a great starting point for those with little or no previous electoral experience. No deposit is required, wards usually cover a smaller geographical area than General Election constituencies, there are often several seats available, and plurality voting methods mean small parties have …

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Time to fight back on the STPs


There's been some encouraging news regarding STPs, the 44 local 'partnerships' being created to centralise and downsize NHS provision. Each STP has a tight budget enforced by NHS England, meaning service closures are inevitable. Clinical Commissioning Groups have so far been told to do whatever their STP tells them, else there will be no new funding. But now City & Hackney …

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Tell the Lords the NHS must be returned to public service


Make your voice heard before the Lords Committee publishes its conclusions. This is urgent and important. There is now serious discussion, yet again, of creating a Royal (or other) commission with cross-party support. You can read why we are opposed to any such move here. The last 30 years of incremental changes to the NHS shows that there already is a …

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Respond by this Friday 30th September to save our public parks!


URGENT action needed by THIS FRIDAY 30th September! The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into public parks to examine how they should be maintained now and in the future. The inquiry will consider alternative management and funding models, such as mutuals or trusts. This amounts to nothing more than privatisation. The Committee says that local authorities …

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Support the NHS Bill on 11th March 2016


The National Health Action party are proud to support the NHS Bill 2015, which will proceed to its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 11th March 2016. Below is the Legal and Policy Briefing as prepared by Allyson Pollock and Peter Roderick, the experts behind the formation of the Bill. You can also download the briefing as a PDF. …

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No hospital will be safe – fight Clause 118


As the Care Bill returns to parliament, campaigners are rallying opposition to the Hospital Closure Clause that would allow widespread fast-track hospital closures.  Here are some actions from Keep Our NHS Public you can take today; Medical professionals can sign a letter co-ordinated by campaigner Dr David Wrigley here. People with Tory or Lib Dem MPs can write to their local …

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