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Here’s how you can help scrap ICPs


NHS England is currently holding a consultation on the rollout of a new system of health and social care provision known as Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contracts. Originally named Accountable Care Organisations (ACO), the government was forced into a rebranding exercise after the late Professor Stephen Hawking, and a team of academics, took them – and NHS England - to …

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Help us scrap ICPs


Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) pose a serious risk to the future of the NHS as a tax funded, publicly accountable, universal system of healthcare. We must act now to draw attention to what is happening and to support 999 Call for the NHS in their forthcoming appeal. For those of you who don’t know, ICPs are a new contract and …

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The NHS should not perpetuate a post-code lottery – PrEP needs to be made available for all who need it


Today marks the one-year anniversary of NHS England’s three-year PrEP Impact Trial. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – also known as PrEP – is an effective treatment for reducing the transmission of HIV. As part of the impact trial NHS England originally opened up 10,000 places to gay or bisexual men to access the drug. However, the first 10 months of the trial …

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If we want a publicly-owned NHS, we have to ditch Brexit

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The case for a People’s Vote and the reversal of Brexit couldn’t be clearer writes Dr Alex Ashman, Leader of the National Health Action Party, and Dr Louise Irvine, Secretary to the National Health Action Party The recently published, ‘The Ideal U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Agreement’, written in partnership by the Cato Institute - an American neoliberal think-tank - and arch …

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The ‘Winter Crisis’ narrative is flawed; the NHS is in crisis all year around under this Conservative government


Recently published statistics by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has revealed that the number of NHS Consultant led operations in England has fallen by 84,000 in 2018 between the months of January and July. The statistics also reveal that the decrease has been accompanied by a sharp increase in those waiting for planned surgery, and that the number of …

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Matt Hancock’s IT revolution falls flat

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Today the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced of intention to bring the NHS’ IT system "into the 21st Century". Writing in the Telegraph (paywall), and speaking on BBC Radio 4, the Minister claimed the government would be aiming for the NHS’ IT system to become capable of total interoperability in the future. According to the Minister, a total system of interoperability …

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