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The PM is sacrificing NHS well-being so she can placate hard-line Tory Brexiters

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Today government tensions have come to the fore after Theresa May rebuked Philip Hammond for claiming that a no-deal Brexit would result in an £80bn blackhole in the public finances. The rebuke is another exercise by the Prime Minister in placating the 60 hardline Conservative Brexiteers gathered around the European Research Group (ERG). And yet again it demonstrates that Theresa …

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A second referendum on Brexit is looking more sensible by the minute

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By Kane Shaw, Press Officer to the National Health Action Party Today the Daily Mirror has reported that Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – located in the newly appointed Brexit Secretary’s constituency – has released an internal document  claiming Brexit has the capacity to negatively affect the entirety of the Trust’s services. The document contests Theresa May’s claim that the …

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NHA expresses grave concerns over safety of Babylon health app

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The NHA Party has today expressed grave concerns over the safety of a mobile healthcare app produced by Babylon Healthcare. This follows news that doctors testing the Babylon app found it was unable to correctly diagnose common and serious conditions such as a heart attack, ectopic pregnancy, meningitis, and acute limb ischaemia. The NHA Party previously welcomed news that  a …

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Goodbye Jeremy Hunt!

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Breaking news: following Boris Johnson's resignation from the 'Brexit cabinet', we are told that Jeremy Hunt has been shuffled into the Foreign Secretary role and will be replaced as Health Secretary by Matt Hancock. Conservative policy has stifled effective health and social care provision for nearly a decade. We know very well that it isn't just Jeremy Hunt who is …

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The media shouldn’t take the rationale for cutting 17 procedures from the NHS at face-value

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Despite the government’s recent announcement that the NHS can expect a year-on-year funding increase of 3.3% - supposedly being paid for in part by a Brexit windfall - NHS England have announced plans to cut, or severely restrict, 17 supposedly ineffective treatments. The NHA have previously pointed out, both here and here, that the government’s claims are not to be …

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The Friday Surgery

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Welcome to the latest Friday Surgery Don’t believe the hype - you won’t be paying £5 for a GP appointment Out of the many exciting stories we’ve seen doing the rounds in light of the BMA’s annual conference there’s been one which is causing serious worry. Many local and regional media outlets appear to be reporting that GPs would like …

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Join the demonstration for the NHS 70th Birthday on 30th June

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NHS at 70: Free, for all, forever Our NHS is a loved and cherished part of every community. Come out and celebrate with us on 30th June. Bring your family, your friends, your loved ones and anyone who cares about the future of healthcare in this country. The NHS belongs to us. Access to healthcare is a human right. Our post-war …

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