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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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The Friday Surgery

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The latest revelations to come out of the Gosport scandal are truly shocking. There should be a public inquiry into the events, not just so there is justice for the families affected  but so that the NHS can learn from what happened as it is still relevant today. It is unfortunately the case that the NHS had, and still does …

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NHA Party Thanks the Nation’s Carers and Commits to Reforms

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Following the publication of the annual Carer’s Survey, commissioned by Carer’s UK and gaining over six thousand responses, the NHAP wishes to place on record its appreciation of the work that carers (both paid and unpaid) do for the country. According to the survey, there are an estimated 6½ million carers (14% of the UK electorate as of June 2017), …

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Dr Louise Irvine interviewed by BBC London and LBC

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This week the NHS has been thrust back into the political spotlight after the Institute for Fiscal Studies released a report which claims spending on the NHS has to increase by 3.3% over the next fifteen years to match current performance. The report also claims that it would require a 4% increase if services were to improve. And that a …

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A View from the Frontline

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By Kane Shaw, Press and Media Officer to the National Health Action Party, and Dr Louise Irvine, Secretary to the National Health Action Party We need to challenge the dehumanisation of migrants and asylum seekers The fallout from the Windrush Scandal shows no sign of abating. Members of the National Health Action Party have previously put forward our views on …

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Dr Chris Day’s victory over Health Education England is a vindication of the rights of Junior Doctors across England, but his battle is far from over

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By Kane Shaw, NHA Press and Media Officer The NHA Party congratulates Dr Chris Day on his victory over Health Education England (HEE), who have been confirmed as the de facto employer of junior doctors in training and are therefore subject to whistleblowing law. Dr Day's tribunal against HEE can now proceed later this year. HEE's admission that it is …

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Welcome to the latest “Friday Surgery”

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Welcome to our latest edition of the Friday Surgery. For those of you who don’t know, the Friday Surgery is where you can find the most update summary of the NHA’s recent activities. As well as analysis, commentary and much more. Without further ado, let us begin! Congratulations to Naveen and the South Yorkshire Save our NHS Party The National …

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