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The Lords’ committee into the long-term sustainability of the NHS – NHA’s evidence is published

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The National Health Action Party has 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 requested that written evidence be submitted by 20 …

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I’ll aim for a judicial review to save Deer Park Surgery, says NHA candidate Dr Helen Salisbury

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National Health Action Party Press Release 18th October 2016 This morning the NHA opened preliminary talks with a high profile law firm to explore taking the Deer Park Surgery closure to judicial review. Dr Helen Salisbury, the NHA's candidate in the Witney by-election, said "I have listened to the main party candidates on the hustings and on the BBC's Sunday …

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Denying maternity care on grounds of ineligibility is not the ‘thin end of the wedge’. It is the whole wedge being hammered in and splintering the principles of the NHS to pieces.

Press release from the National Health Action Party 11 October 2016 Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesperson for the National Health Action Party says, "The Home Office is keen to support a pilot scheme at St George’s University Hospital’s Foundation Trust which aims to make all women prove their eligibility to maternity care. This news is not an unexpected step in the …

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The Royal Courts of Justice ruling on the junior doctor contract is a victory for no-one

The ruling on Wednesday from the Royal Courts of Justice on the junior doctor contract was a victory for no-one. But it highlighted how damaging it is to remove accountability for the NHS from the Secretary of State for Health. Jeremy Hunt was part of the contract negotiations, although Wednesday’s ruling is explicit about him only having jurisdiction over the …

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Support Dr Helen Salisbury in the Witney by-election

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OK I've done it again! I've agreed to stand in the Witney by-election for the National Health Action Party. Things are getting desperate in the NHS - the system is creaking because of underfunding and the pointless bureaucracy of the market. Don't let them kid you that the problems are all due to an ageing and growing population - it …

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Dr Helen Salisbury to stand in the Witney by-election 2016

The National Health Party is delighted to announce that Dr Helen Salisbury, GP from Oxford West, will be standing as their candidate for the Witney by-election. The party was created by doctors, nurses and others concerned about the effect of the Coalition’s Health and Social Care Act in 2012, but has developed a full range of policies in response to …

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The Friday Surgery

This week The Friday Surgery has been brought to us by Allison Livingstone, membership secretary for the National Health Action Party. #WeBelieveYou As the Archers storyline with Helen on trial for the attempted murder of her partner Rob, climaxed with a “not guilty” on all counts, many of us let out a collective sigh of relief. The storyline which had gripped like …

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The Friday Surgery

Final Friday Surgery Thoughts Well, it’s the final Friday surgery from me and I’ve decided to leave it with an account of something that happened when I was campaigning in 2014 as an NHA candidate for the general election. It was in the lead up to remembrance day when a friend suggested that it’s good for candidates to go to the Remembrance …

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The Friday Surgery

The death of Jeremy Hunt- an STP story  Years of diligently asset stripping the NHS had taken their toll on Jeremy Hunt and Simon Stevens and so one day they decided that they needed some collective ‘me’ time. So in the spring of 2020 they headed off on a hunting trip together with one of Jeremy’s spads from the Department …

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NHA Party responds to the proposed Sustainability and Transformation plans in South West London

Yesterday in parliament, there was a debate on the NHS' Sustainability and Transformation Plans. The cuts to services in South West London were discussed. Our parliamentary candidate, Dave Ash, stood in the general election on a platform saying that these cuts had already been marked out for the area. A National Health Action Party spokesman said, The Sustainability and Transformation …

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