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The Friday Surgery

There are no more NHS rabbits coming out of the hat folks - a call to action for NHA Supporters I don’t imagine that there were many combined ventures that the world-famous magician David Copperfield and my older brother Justin embarked upon together but one such moment was responsible for my lifelong mistrust of magicians. I was seven years old and sitting …

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NHA issues warning about selling NHS blood plasma supplier to Chinese company Creat

National Health Action Party press release 25th May 2016 The National Health Action Party issued warnings in 2013 about the potentially dangerous consequences of selling the NHS' state owned blood plasma supplier, Plasma Resources UK (PRUK) to US private equity firm Bain Capital. Now we are issuing a warning again as it has been sold on. PRUK was specifically brought …

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The Friday Surgery

Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) induced hospital closures- welcome to the new generation of NHS estate agents Encounters with estate agents are not necessarily known for their entertainment value. However years ago I had one such encounter that I still remember fondly to this day. I went to see a flat in Leytonstone, London. Things started badly when I realised …

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Only 4 years after the Health & Social Care Act, the NHS is being subjected to another re-organisation so big you can see its ‘footprints’ from space

Press release for the National Health Action Party 20th May 2016: Dr Clive Peedell, leader of the National Health Action Party and a consultant clinical oncologist, has written today to the Secretary of State for Health asking for clarification of the legal status of changes being made to the NHS under the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). Dr Peedell said, …

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The Friday Surgery

The Doctor is moonlighting as an exam marker this week and with a staff shortage of 70,000 we couldn't find a locum to replace him. Normal service will resume next week. Have a great weekend from the NHA team

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The Junior Doctor contract

​​National Health Action Party press release 19th May 2016 The National Health Action Party remains very concerned at the Government’s plans to press ahead with a '7 day NHS' as apparent in the ACAS statement on the junior doctors' contract. Dr Clive Peedell says "The NHS is already buckling under pressure with a crisis in A+E, rising waiting lists, General …

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London’s elected representatives must work together to stop the destruction of health services in the capital

National Health Action Party press release 13th May 2016   The National Health Action Party leader, Dr Clive Peedell, has called today for London's elected representatives, at all levels, to come together to call a halt to the loss of hospital beds in the capital. 500 beds, the equivalent of an entire hospital, are being cut in West London in …

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The Friday Surgery

Sustainability and Transformation footprints, 5 year forward views and mysterious strangers at the bar This week the Friday surgery attempts the Herculean task of translating the Five Year Forward View and the Sustainability and Transformation Plan into plain English. To do so we've been forced to place Jeremy Hunt in a pub. It's the evening of September 5th, 2012 and …

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The Friday Surgery

The new Department of Work and Health? In light of the recent consultation on the future of Jobcentre plus, and the decision to trial job coaches in GP surgeries, this week The Friday Surgery thinks through the implications of such a move. Dear Messrs Cameron, Hunt and Crabb, I hope you don't mind me writing to you after reading about …

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