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National Health Action party to contest Eastleigh by-election

NHA Press release Feb 7th The National Health Action party will field a candidate in the Eastleigh by-election following the disgrace and resignation of leading Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne. Given the short notice of the election date, the NHA, which has been formed in response to the coalition government’s controversial reforms and drastic cutbacks to the NHS, will select its …

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Francis Report fails to address root problems: impossible targets, inadequate cash limits, fragmenting reforms

PRESS STATEMENT Francis Report fails to address root problems: impossible targets, inadequate cash limits, fragmenting reforms Filling three massive volumes and offering 290 recommendations the Francis Report on the scandalous failures of care at Mid Staffordshire Hospitals Foundation Trust appears to be a heavyweight offering. . Some of its recommendations are of course welcome, not least recommendation 18 (requiring all NHS …

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The First Francis report – Comments from Dr Richard Taylor, in advance of publication of final report

The First Francis report - Comments from Dr Richard Taylor, co-leader of the NHA party, in advance of the publication of final report As expected this report castigated the care provided by the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and in the words of the Inquiry Chairman “concluded that patients were routinely neglected by a Trust that was preoccupied with cost …

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National Health Action party responds to Jeremy Hunt’s decision on Lewisham Hospital

Jeremy Hunt’s long-awaited statement on the Trust Special Administrator (TSA) plans for South East London offered only the most minimal concessions to the tens of thousands of angry Lewisham protestors who have been resisting plans to savage their hospital services. It pulls back from the threatened full closure of Lewisham Hospital’s busy A&E unit, creating a downgraded hybrid A&E that …

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The National Health Action party supports Lord Owen’s NHS “re-instatement” bill

The National Health Action party welcomes and supports Lord Owen’s NHS re-instatement Bill and have decided to campaign for it to be enacted. It will form part of our election manifesto. At the heart of Lord Owen's Bill is the proposal to restore the legal basis for a universal, free at point-of-use and comprehensive NHS, for which the Secretary of State …

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Press Release: National Health Action party supports the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign

Jan 21st: For immediate release National Health Action Party supports the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign After considering the published evidence and witnessing the professional and public outcry over the Trust Special Administrator’s decision to close Lewisham Hospital’s A+E department and maternity unit, the National Health Action party has decided to support the Save Lewisham Hopsital campaign Co-leaders Dr Richard Taylor …

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Rethink on A&E closures needed, not acceleration

Rethink on A&E closures needed, not acceleration A new review of emergency health services, to be carried through by the NHS Commissioning Board, threatens to trigger a new round of “reconfiguration” and controversial closures of A&E departments. The review is to be led by the NCB’s Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh: but while its brief is described in bland terms …

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11th December press briefing 11am-1pm

Essential Briefing for Media and the Public   NHS Reconfigurations:  Time for a Moratorium Unsound, unsafe and unjustified    Invitation to National Health Action Party’s Press Event 11th December, 11am- 1pm   George Fox Room, Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BJ   The Facts Behind Bed Closures, Privatisation and Commercialisation of Healthcare in London   Across the country, …

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Press Release – NHA Party Launches

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Medics Act to Save the NHS: National Health Action Party Launch, Thursday 15 November A new political party  - National Health Action (NHA)  -  will be launched at Westminster.  Its aim is to protect the NHS, which is currently being dismantled by the government’s unpopular health reforms. We will announce the ‘top five’ high profile seats we intend to target …

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Press Release – 12 November 2012

Come and support the official launch of the National Health Action party in Westminster on Thursday 15th November Please gather at Old Palace Yard, Palace of Westminster, London, SW1P 3JY  at 9.15am. Press Camera Call is at 9.45am. The actual press conference will be at 10.30-11am in the Maurice Barnett Room, 1st Floor, Westminster Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH. A gathering of …

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