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Government signing up to global trade deal that allows NHS sell-off to transnational private companies with no turning back

13th March 2013 For Immediate release: Government signing up to global trade deal that allows NHS sell-off to transnational private companies with no turning back The National Health Action Party is demanding that the NHS is exempted from a global trade deal which allows transnational corporations to buy into the most lucrative parts of the NHS.  The legal framework will …

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PRESS RELEASE: Statement from co-leader of National Health Action Party, Dr Richard Taylor, on Jeremy Hunt’s attack on ‘complacent’ hospitals

Statement from co-leader of National Health Action Party, Dr Richard Taylor, on Jeremy Hunt’s attack on ‘complacent’ hospitals 8th March 2013 "It is indefensible of Jeremy Hunt to lay the blame for poor quality health care on NHS staff when the previous government and the coalition never let them get on with their job without the distraction of frequent re-disorganisations …

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National Health Action Party leader says Government caught out over NHS privatisation and accuses LibDems of collusion or ignorance

National Health Action Party leader says government caught out over NHS privatisation and accuses Lib Dems of collusion or ignorance The leader of the National Health Action Party says the government has been caught out trying to privatise the NHS and accuses the Lib Dems of collusion or sheer ignorance. . Dr Clive Peedell, who co-founded the NHA Party 4 …

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Government U-turn on NHS reform: An embarassing retreat

The leader of the National Health Action Party Clive Peedell says the government’s U-turn on NHS privatisation rules is an “embarrassing retreat.” . And he says the fight against the Health & Social Care Act goes on. .   The NHA Party was founded at the end of last year by a group of doctors and health care professionals seriously …

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Eastleigh by-election results

The National Health Action Party says the Eastleigh by-election has been a hate triangle between Tories, Lib Dems and UKIP squeezing out the important issues facing the country. The party's candidate, Dr Iain Maclennan, a local doctor and ex-Royal Navy medical officer, said: "The people of Eastleigh have given a huge vote of no confidence in the Tories. Out on …

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Mobile doctors’ surgeries across Eastleigh on Saturday, as National Health Action Party takes its message around constituency

Mobile doctors' surgeries across Eastleigh on Saturday as National Health Action Party takes its message around constituency . Mobile doctors' surgeries will be popping up across Eastleigh on Saturday (Feb 23rd) as the National Health Action Party takes its message around the constituency in an ambulance. . But the doctors-on-call won't be dealing with medical complaints. Instead they’ll be with …

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Anger as ‘sneak attack’ regulations push NHS privatisation

Anger as ‘sneak attack’ regulations push NHS privatisation Legal moves to compel GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups to put almost all NHS services out to competitive tender are being sneaked through Parliament without proper scrutiny by MPs. . Under Parliamentary procedure, Department of Health drafted regulations on the implementation of Section 75 of the controversial Health & Social Care Act would …

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Doctors descending on Eastleigh to support by-election candidate

Doctors from around the country are descending on Eastleigh this Sunday to support the by-election candidate for the National Health Action Party. . The NHA Party was founded  last year by doctors and other health care professionals to stop the increasing privatisation and commercialisation of the NHS and put patient care before profit. One of its leaders is the former …

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Lincolnshire NHS whistle-blower’s revelations show the lessons of Mid Staffs are not being learned, says leader of NHA party

The leader of the National Health Action party, which is fielding its first ever candidate in the Eastleigh by-election, has spoken out today (THUR) about the experience of  NHS whistle-blower Gary Walker.  . Mr Walker was dismissed as chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals trust after expressing concerns about the balance between meeting targets and delivering patient care effectively. NHA …

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The quality of elderly homecare services to get worse under coalition cuts, says NHA party’s Eastleigh candidate

The quality of homecare services for the elderly will get worse due to the coalition government’s damaging cutbacks, says the NHA party’s candidate in Eastleigh. . Dr Iain Maclennan is a retired GP, ex-Navy medical officer and public health consultant. Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s report into 250 services published today, he said: “This report found evidence that a …

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