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Private income is expanding in NHS Trusts

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The NHS as a public service was once the envy of the world and recognised as one of the greatest humanitarian achievement of the 20th century. The NHS, as we knew it, is in crisis with many hospitals on black alert (hospitals at full capacity, closed to further admissions), routine operations being cancelled including cancer surgery, a lack of provision …

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The NHS needs an urgent prescription to save lives says Dr Alex Ashman, co-leader of the National Health Action Party

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National Health Action Party press release 8 January 2017 Dr Alex Ashman, newly elected co-leader of the NHA, statement on the Red Cross’ humanitarian intervention “There are calls for funding for the NHS from every direction right now, as a result of the Red Cross interventions and the deaths in Worcestershire. But they are met with questions as to how …

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‘Publish every Sustainability and Transformation Plan without delay’’ says National Health Action Party

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National Health Action Party press release 26 October 2016 Concerns are starting to manifest themselves from local authorities over the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP). These are supposed to be joint enterprise in which local authorities are partners, but it is clear from early reactions that they are junior partners at best. When Camden Council published their Footprint’s STP on …

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Lords’ Committee on Long term Sustainability of the NHS publishes NHA Party written evidence championing public ownership and provision

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National Health Action Party press release 19th October 2016 The National Health Action Party submitted evidence to the Lords' Committee into the long-term sustainability of the NHS. The Lords' committee which is reviewing the long-term financial sustainability of the NHS has been hearing oral evidence since June first in private sessions and since 12 July they have held four public sessions. The committee …

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I’ll aim for a judicial review to save Deer Park Surgery, says NHA candidate Dr Helen Salisbury

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National Health Action Party Press Release 18th October 2016 This morning the NHA opened preliminary talks with a high profile law firm to explore taking the Deer Park Surgery closure to judicial review. Dr Helen Salisbury, the NHA's candidate in the Witney by-election, said "I have listened to the main party candidates on the hustings and on the BBC's Sunday …

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Denying maternity care on grounds of ineligibility is not the ‘thin end of the wedge’. It is the whole wedge being hammered in and splintering the principles of the NHS to pieces.

Press release from the National Health Action Party 11 October 2016 Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesperson for the National Health Action Party says, "The Home Office is keen to support a pilot scheme at St George’s University Hospital’s Foundation Trust which aims to make all women prove their eligibility to maternity care. This news is not an unexpected step in the …

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The Royal Courts of Justice ruling on the junior doctor contract is a victory for no-one

The ruling on Wednesday from the Royal Courts of Justice on the junior doctor contract was a victory for no-one. But it highlighted how damaging it is to remove accountability for the NHS from the Secretary of State for Health. Jeremy Hunt was part of the contract negotiations, although Wednesday’s ruling is explicit about him only having jurisdiction over the …

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Dr Helen Salisbury to stand in the Witney by-election 2016

The National Health Party is delighted to announce that Dr Helen Salisbury, GP from Oxford West, will be standing as their candidate for the Witney by-election. The party was created by doctors, nurses and others concerned about the effect of the Coalition’s Health and Social Care Act in 2012, but has developed a full range of policies in response to …

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