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The Friday Surgery – Dementia Tests Strike Back!

  This week our Friday Surgery is written by Dr Veronika Wagner, expert in mental health. Dementia Tests Strike Back! Early reports are coming in from across the country that even cognitive screening tests are ganging up on David Cameron. Several doctors report that patients respond with expletive-laden outbursts when asked the name of the Prime Minister (a standard question …

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Dr Clive Peedell challenges NHS Providers and NHS Confederation: after the Jeremy Hunt debacle, who does support the contract imposition on Junior Doctors?

Dr Clive Peedell challenges NHS Providers and NHS Confederation: after the Jeremy Hunt debacle, who does support the contract imposition on Junior Doctors? The Junior Doctors’ legal action has highlighted that the Secretary of State for Health gave away responsibility for the NHS as a whole with the creation of the Health & Social Care Act (2012). NHS England, NHS …

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The Friday Surgery

The Propco scandal is the new low in government brutality- finally laying the NHS ‘conspiracy theory’ to rest It was the final straw.   The news that the 5 Year Forward plan’s new Sustainability and Transformation Plans included charging the NHS market rents for its own properties.  Struggling GP surgeries and Community Hospitals owned by PropCo will now have to find in …

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The Friday Surgery

Dr Carl Walker is busy this week so we've brought in a locum. With the kind permission of Dr Andrew Lowes, originally posted in Junior Drs' contract forum. Dear women of England, I'm an anaesthetic and intensive care junior doctor who has worked in the NHS for 9 years. For full disclosure I'm also a man. Yes one of those …

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The Friday Surgery

The REAL reasons behind the A&E crisis- a Martian perspective Imagine that a neighbouring planet decided one day to send a medical ambassador out to see if they could learn anything from the way that they provide healthcare in other parts of the galaxy. Now they've never held Earth in particularly high esteem but since they’ve finished all the other …

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The Friday Surgery

                  “You mean to say that’s not actually the NHS?”- Using Mars Bars to explain the NHS kitemark scandal I did a talk very recently in Shoreham on the NHS. It was my standard ‘this is what’s happening to the NHS and this is what you can do about it’ talk. I …

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The Friday Surgery

An idiots guide to the key NHS privatisers no. 1- Jeremy Hunt  In the first of a series, we provide everything you need to know about the main movers and shakers in the UK's great NHS swindle. So to kick it off we have the right honourable member from South West Surrey. Look The Hunt sartorial canon gives him the …

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Only legislation can bring back the NHS

The National Health Action party was formed because we understood that the NHS legislation of the last 25 years has seriously damaged the NHS, and the Coalition’s Health and Social Care Act would finally dismantle it. People may not feel all the effects of that throughout the country yet, but they will in the next few years. We cannot see the necessary …

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Support the NHS Bill on 11th March 2016

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The National Health Action party are proud to support the NHS Bill 2015, which will proceed to its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 11th March 2016. Below is the Legal and Policy Briefing as prepared by Allyson Pollock and Peter Roderick, the experts behind the formation of the Bill. You can also download the briefing as a PDF. …

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