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Owen Smith’s clarification of his position on the NHS makes us wonder what the differences are between the major parties

Press release 20th July 2016   Owen Smith’s clarification of his position on the NHS leaves us wondering where the differences are between the major parties, says Dr Paul Hobday, leader of the National Health Action Party. Dr Paul Hobday, leader of the National Health Action Party has responded to Owen Smith’s statement on the NHS,  "Conservative, Coalition and New …

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NHA Party responds to Jeremy Hunt remaining in post as Health Secretary in Theresa May’s new cabinet

Press release 15th July 2016 An NHA party spokesman said, “Theresa May's decision to keep Jeremy Hunt in his role as Health Secretary has dashed any faint hope there may have been that the new Prime Minister intended a change of direction in health policy. I would like to remind her of her own stated position against closures of essential services …

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What next for politics post the referendum?

Before the referendum we said, "The party policy on democracy in both the UK and the EU has not been fundamentally affected by the referendum and it remains the case that we want to see substantial reform of our democratic processes.” We also wrote, “Progressives should be clear. If we tear each other apart after Thursday in an avalanche of …

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NHAs Dr Louise Irvine dispels the conspiracy theory around John McDonnell’s ‘clandestine’ meeting with NHS campaigners

The National Health Action Party understands a request has been made by Emma Reynolds MP to Iain McNicholl, General Secretary of the Labour Party to investigate whether John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, has been running secret policy groups in parallel with the formally constituted ones. The allegation concerns, amongst others, Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party’s executive committee …

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The EU referendum – we’re voting IN

When the EU referendum was first announced the NHA executive decided that they would not actively campaign in the debate. The party policy on democracy in both the UK and the EU has not been fundamentally affected by the referendum and it remains the case that we want to see substantial reform of our democratic processes. At all levels, local, national …

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The Friday Surgery

Don't listen to Bruce Keogh anymore - he's had his 'lamb moment' I had a key moment on my NHA general election campaign last year. We were struggling to get press coverage at a time when my conservative counterpart, Tim Loughton, had a regular column in the local paper. My friend Dave noted that one of the times I had …

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The Friday Surgery

Building a nation of referendum turkeys- The Brexit NHS debate “Leaving the European Union could allow the UK government to spend an extra £100m a week on the NHS by 2020” Michael Gove So, there are a group of farm turkeys in a turkey coop. One day a particularly clever turkey unexpectedly learns how to undo the gate. This leaves the turkeys with …

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The Sustainability and Transformation Plans

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) - the biggest threat to the NHS since the Coalition's Health & Social Care Act (2012) The STP programme was launched in December 2015. It splits England into 44 areas called 'Footprints' which will be the basis for how the NHS will be run in future. They are taking the 'N' out of the NHS. This …

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We’re pleased to announce our first representative in local government, in Llansantffraed Community Council

National Health Action Party press release 6th June 2016 Wales is often held up as an example of how the NHS can still be run as a public service even in times of public sector cuts and a push for privatisation. But Llansantffraed Community Councillor Harry Hayfield’s personal experience has led him to realise that whilst there are differences between …

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