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NHA supports #BursaryOrBust

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Not content with ripping apart the junior doctors, Jeremy Hunt and George Osborne have now set their sights on the student nurses by announcing that the nurse bursary will be replaced with loans in the November spending review. In response over 155,000 people have signed a petition and over 5,000 people marched through London on 9th January against this decision by …

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GP practices closing their lists to new patients is a result of the government’s austerity in health and social care

The news that hundreds of GP practices are closing their lists to new patients comes as no surprise. According to the Royal College of GPs the NHS needs another 8,000 to 10,000 GPs to cope with rising demand, which has seen the number of GP consultations rise from 340 million a year to over 400 million over the last couple …

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Landmark report from the Independent Healthcare Commission

At the end of 2015 a report from the Independent Healthcare Commission chaired by Michael Mansfield, QC, was published. Its recommendations are to reverse the closures and downgradings of the North West London hospitals and goes further to say the program of changes is eroding the very values of a universal healthcare system. Although the report is specific to one area …

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Junior Doctors strike is ‘inevitable’ if Jeremy Hunt continues with 24/7 NHS plans

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/623398/junior-doctors-strike-inevitable-Jeremy-Hunt-24-7-NHS-plans INDUSTRIAL action by Junior Doctors is eventually "inevitable" if Jeremy Hunt continues to insist on a seven-day NHS, opponents have warned. After four-days of last minute talks between the Department of Health and the British Medical Association (BMA) - refereed by dispute resolver ACAS - a 24-hour strike which was meant to have started at 8am today was called …

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The postponement of the junior doctor strike is no victory for Jeremy Hunt

Clive Peedell, Leader of the National Health Action Party, says: "The National Health Action Party is interested by the BMA's decision to suspend industrial action and re-enter 'meaningful negotiations', after the Government apparently backed down from imposing an unfair and unsafe contract on junior doctors. "The ACAS statement clearly states that the starting position for negotiations is a cost neutral …

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Exploiting mothers to force through unwanted and unjustifiable changes to the NHS

The report from Imperial College's Dr Foster Unit into the 'Association between day of delivery and obstetric outcomes' is an observational study from which no definite conclusions can be drawn. The shocking headlines which greeted us this morning are no more than a cynical manipulation of women and their babies at their most vulnerable time in life. Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesperson …

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Robbing Peter to pay Paul: why this spending review may leave all our services poorer

Robbing Peter to pay Paul: why this spending review may leave all our services poorer It would be unrealistic to see George Osborne’s talk about ‘frontloading’ part of the government’s promised £8bn as anything other than a sticking plaster. The NHS faces a £30bn shortfall in the next 5 years, and Simon Stevens’ £22bn ‘efficiency savings’ are unachievable in a …

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Front loaded or straight barrelled: it’s all about the economy

Robbing Peter to pay Paul: why this spending review may leave all our services poorer It would be unrealistic to see George Osborne’s talk about ‘frontloading’ part of the government’s promised £8bn as anything other than a sticking plaster. The NHS faces a £30bn shortfall in the next 5 years, and Simon Stevens’ £22bn ‘efficiency savings’ are unachievable in a …

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The junior doctors’ strike is a referendum on this government’s stewardship of the NHS

The junior doctors' strike is a referendum on this government's stewardship of the NHS. Junior doctors have given a clear message to Government and have the full support of their profession. We cannot allow our hard working junior doctors to be treated in this disgraceful way. Jeremy Hunt wants to deliver the Government's totally unrealistic election pledge for an elective …

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