Home > Giselle Green

Giselle Green

Embarrassing, embarrassing, embarrassing – Tory U-turn on immigration rules for overseas nurses

​Statement from NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell: "The government's climbdown​ today over immigration rules for overseas nurses is  highly embarrassing but can be welcomed as a victory for commonsense, something which seems in short supply with the Conservatives' health policies. The U-turn highlights the ​foolishness of the original plan which would have led to an exodus of experienced nurses but also the realisation of …

Read More »

Hypocritical and inappropriate for NHS managers to be getting bonuses and pay rises during worst financial crisis and amid falling productivity

Statement from National Health Action Party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell reacting to news that more than 400 NHS bureaucrats are sharing a £1m bonus pot for 'performing above expectations' despite the worst financial crisis in a generation (story details here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3270101/Outcry-400-NHS-fat-cats-share-1m-bonus-pot-performing-expectations-despite-worst-financial-crisis-generation.html#ixzz3oRPxwhPZ ) "‎It is totally hypocritical for managers to be getting bonuses and pay rises of over 20% while overstretched …

Read More »

Government must front load the promised £8bn or NHS in danger of meltdown

Statement from National Health Action Party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell on NHS trusts in England racking up a £930m deficit in the first three months of the financial year -  more than the entire overspend last year: These catastrophic figures, whose release was delayed until after the Tory Party Conference, are a direct result of this government's chronic underfunding and counterproductive …

Read More »

The NHS has a funding problem, not an efficiency problem. NHS deficit is down to this government’s measly funding and counterproductive policies

Statement from National Health Action Party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell on NHS deficit Deteriorating NHS finances are a direct result of this government's chronic underfunding and counterproductive policies and efficiency savings. NHS has funding problem, not an efficiency problem. At  a time of increasing demand on the NHS, brought on by a population increase of 2million since 2010, an ageing population …

Read More »

Letters on GPs future, agency staff & hospital downgradings (Dr Paul Hobday)

Letter in Kent and Sussex Courier (2.10.15)   GPs Future http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=9f0cf42c-5e3c-4fc5-9d27-aa14af2fc1bc&pnum=24 Letter in Tunbridge Wells Times (16.9.15)   Agency Staff http://issuu.com/one-media/docs/times_of_tunbridge_wells_16th_sept_/19?e=13312341/30084452 Letter in Kent Messenger (25.9.15)    Hospital Downgradings Downgrading of local hospitals

Read More »

5 reasons you can’t take Jeremy Hunt seriously

1. He confused a train's emergency cord with the loo flush - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-hunt-toilet-blunder-pulls-6582267 2. He's trying to rebrand theTories as the NHS party- http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brazen-jeremy-hunt-launches-cynical-6584868#ICID=sharebar_twitter 3. He's in denial that the new junior doctor contract is unsafe and unfair - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/04/deal-over-junior-doctors-contracts-was-torn-up-reveals-ex-health-minister?CMP=share_btn_tw 4. He says GPs are being punished with underfunding as a 'penance' for the 2004 GP contract - http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/political/political-news/gps-set-for-transformed-services-for-care-home-residents/20030136.article 5. He thinks tax credits will make …

Read More »

Transcript of Dr Louise Irvine on Sky News – why paying doctors NOT to refer patients is “abhorrent”

Transcript of Dr Louise Irvine on Sky News - Friday October 2nd, 1.10pm. Giving her reaction to scheme to pay GPs for reducing the number of patients they refer to hospital (http://news.sky.com/story/1562679/gps-given-cash-for-referring-fewer-patients)   ‎"They are abhorrent.  They run the risk of reducing necessary referrals as well as unnecessary ones‎. I think we have to be aware that the driver behind this …

Read More »

Do hospital chains announced by Simon Stevens spell end of competition or threat to local hospitals?

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party, on Simon Stevens announcement of the creation of chains of hospitals for the first time in  NHS history “On the face of it, Simons Steven's proposals and the positive statements about the need to sustain the viability of local hospitals and share staff, services and resources to improve the …

Read More »

Addenbrooke’s patient says the Tories are ‘strangling the life out of the NHS’

Statement from Paul Saunders, one of the founder members of the National Health Action Party's Cambridge branch and himself an Addenbrooke's patient "I virtually live at Addenbrooke's receiving treatment for cancer, heart and kidney problems and owe my life to the hospital. "As‎ a kidney patient I underwent a transplant in 1988. I was told it would last about 15 …

Read More »