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NHA AGM passes motion supporting People’s Vote

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On Saturday 10th November 2018, the National Health Action Party AGM passed a motion supporting a 'People's Vote' on Brexit. The motion was passed by a vote of 70 to 3, with 3 abstentions. The text was as follows: NHA Brexit Motion for AGM   In June 2016, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. We recognise that 17.4m …

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NHA Conference 2018 Update

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It is with regret that we report that, due to personal reasons, Richard Murphy is no longer available to speak at our conference next week. We offer him our condolences at this difficult time. Dr Phil Hammond, Susan Ryland, and Peter Roderick will be speaking at the conference on 10th November.

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Tell NHS England to scrap the draft ICP contract

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The Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract is supposed to “integrate” health and social care in England.  The original name for ICPs was Accountable Care Organisations (ACO), based on organisations in the United States. The aim is supposedly to deal with issues caused by the Health & Social Care Act 2012, which forced competitive contracting onto the English NHS, thus wasting huge …

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NHS problems won’t be solved by spending splurge on unproven apps

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As published in Public Sector Focus, by Dr Alex Ashman, NHA party co-leader The new Health Secretary Matt Hancock has gone on record stating that he wants to see a ‘tech transformation’ within the NHS. Most health professionals are familiar with the benefits of modern technology, which is gradually forcing out the ageing fax machines, pagers, and paper case notes …

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NHA AGM/Conference 2018 Announced

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NHA Party AGM & Conference 11:00 - 16:00, Saturday 10th November 2018, London Irish Centre, Camden, London The National Health Action Party would like to invite all our members and supporters to our 2018 AGM and conference. AGM - open to party members and associates, who are asked to register by booking a free ticket, valid for both the AGM and conference. Conference - non-members welcome, …

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Dr Phil Hammond to stand for NHA Party against Rees-Mogg

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"I’m so alarmed at the rapid rise to power of my local MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, and where he may be leading us with his brutal Brexit and endorsements of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump, that I feel compelled to speak up and challenge him." Dr Phil Hammond, known to many as Private Eye's 'M.D.', is to stand for the NHA …

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Discriminatory voter ID checks should be scrapped

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Figures from the voter ID check trials in Bromley, Woking, Gosport, Watford and Swindon on Thursday show around 4,000 voters were turned away. That means 1 in 60 voters were denied the right to vote. Compared with the 1 in 1.6 million rate of voter impersonation reported at the 2017 General Election, this would mean having to block around 25,000 people …

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