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Junior Doctors strike is ‘inevitable’ if Jeremy Hunt continues with 24/7 NHS plans

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/623398/junior-doctors-strike-inevitable-Jeremy-Hunt-24-7-NHS-plans INDUSTRIAL action by Junior Doctors is eventually "inevitable" if Jeremy Hunt continues to insist on a seven-day NHS, opponents have warned. After four-days of last minute talks between the Department of Health and the British Medical Association (BMA) - refereed by dispute resolver ACAS - a 24-hour strike which was meant to have started at 8am today was called …

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The postponement of the junior doctor strike is no victory for Jeremy Hunt

Clive Peedell, Leader of the National Health Action Party, says: "The National Health Action Party is interested by the BMA's decision to suspend industrial action and re-enter 'meaningful negotiations', after the Government apparently backed down from imposing an unfair and unsafe contract on junior doctors. "The ACAS statement clearly states that the starting position for negotiations is a cost neutral …

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The Budget that Butchered the Welfare State

"When it comes to building a Britain that lives within its means we need to finish the job” said George Osborne in July when he announced his intention to cut up to 40% from government department budgets to find £20bn worth of savings. Today’s autumn statement which reveals the bruising extent of cuts to public spending shows the Chancellor’s clear …

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Exploiting mothers to force through unwanted and unjustifiable changes to the NHS

The report from Imperial College's Dr Foster Unit into the 'Association between day of delivery and obstetric outcomes' is an observational study from which no definite conclusions can be drawn. The shocking headlines which greeted us this morning are no more than a cynical manipulation of women and their babies at their most vulnerable time in life. Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesperson …

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Robbing Peter to pay Paul: why this spending review may leave all our services poorer

Robbing Peter to pay Paul: why this spending review may leave all our services poorer It would be unrealistic to see George Osborne’s talk about ‘frontloading’ part of the government’s promised £8bn as anything other than a sticking plaster. The NHS faces a £30bn shortfall in the next 5 years, and Simon Stevens’ £22bn ‘efficiency savings’ are unachievable in a …

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Clive Peedell says government’s stewardship of NHS ‘appalling’ in the Mirror

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/furious-doctors-stage-first-walk-6864699 Angry junior doctors say dangerous demands made by Jeremy Hunt forced them to take the controversial step of voting for a total walkout. Patient groups have warned that the move would plunge the NHS into chaos and put people at risk. The British Medical Association said its members were left with no alternative. In a devastating rebuke to the …

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The junior doctors’ strike is a referendum on this government’s stewardship of the NHS

The junior doctors' strike is a referendum on this government's stewardship of the NHS. Junior doctors have given a clear message to Government and have the full support of their profession. We cannot allow our hard working junior doctors to be treated in this disgraceful way. Jeremy Hunt wants to deliver the Government's totally unrealistic election pledge for an elective …

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Scrutiny should be applied to Devolution Bill to ensure we keep the N in the NHS

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill reaches its committee stage in the House of Commons tomorrow, Tuesday 17th November.  We hope that there will be scrutiny applied to the full implications of transferring NHS functions to combined authorities. This clause should be dropped if we are to retain a National Health Service. Dr Clive Peedell, Leader of the National …

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