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


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


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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Witney by election

Candidate listings http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/witney-by-election-when-is-it-and-who-will-replace-david-cameron/ Hustings - Helen is on the right in the photo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14800807.Second_Witney_by_election_hustings_is_taking_place_tonight/  

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Respond by this Friday 30th September to save our public parks!


URGENT action needed by THIS FRIDAY 30th September! The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into public parks to examine how they should be maintained now and in the future. The inquiry will consider alternative management and funding models, such as mutuals or trusts. This amounts to nothing more than privatisation. The Committee says that local authorities …

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Court ruling on drug to prevent HIV highlights lack of responsibility and accountability of the NHS in England since the Health and Social Care Act (2012)

The debacle over who is responsible for providing a new 'pre-exposure prophylaxis' (PrEP) drug, intended to be taken regularly as a preventative by those at most risk of HIV, has highlighted the effect of the fragmentation of the NHS on its decision making. The drug, Truvada, is taken daily, and has been found to reduce the risk of infection in …

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Guidelines on A&E admissions are there to save lives. The tragedies in the East of England will be followed by more once the Sustainability and Transformation Plans are in place

Press release National Health Action Party 15th July 2016 Changes are currently being forced through at speed throughout the NHS in England which emphasise care closer to home, people being healthy and staying out of A&E. The only safe way to implement such changes is to have proper consultation, strict guidelines and the right level of staff available to make …

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“‘Sustainability’ actually means removing services from the NHS and charging for them, says the Lords’ Committee on Long Term Sustainability of the NHS”

National Health Action Party Press Release 13th July 2016 The King's Fund report, Deficits in the NHS 2016, published on the 11th July 2016 argues that due to increased level in demand of services the NHS is fast becoming ‘unsustainable’. The report urges the government to be honest with the public about ‘realistic capacity’, the need for a reduced workforce …

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The Friday Surgery

Some novel Apps for Simon Steven’s new digital health revolution "Bloody tough times lie ahead for the NHS". This was Simon Stevens' recent big message to the NHS confederation. Ignoring if we can for a second (and it's not easy) the role that his own 5 year privatisation/starvation hybrid vision will play in these 'bloody tough times', he also noted …

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NHA member calls for resignation of Trust CEO and says CEOs should ‘stand up to government’

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/manager_of_nhs_trust_should_resign_over_comments_1_4546336   A GP and prominent political campaigner has called for the chief executive of Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to resign after she suggested the NHS may have to start charging patients for its services. Speaking on Radio Four last week, the trust’s CEO Susan Acott questioned the core NHS principle of universal healthcare free at the point of …

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