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Happy Values Week!

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By Dr Veronika Wagner This week the NHS is celebrating what it calls Values Week. Now, this may sound like the brainchild of a HR department who were on a staff awayday, but I believe it could be useful to see if the values that Values Week champions are really put into practice in reality. According to the NHS Values …

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Help us scrap ICPs

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Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) pose a serious risk to the future of the NHS as a tax funded, publicly accountable, universal system of healthcare. We must act now to draw attention to what is happening and to support 999 Call for the NHS in their forthcoming appeal. For those of you who don’t know, ICPs are a new contract and …

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The Friday Surgery

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Welcome to the latest Friday Surgery Don’t believe the hype - you won’t be paying £5 for a GP appointment Out of the many exciting stories we’ve seen doing the rounds in light of the BMA’s annual conference there’s been one which is causing serious worry. Many local and regional media outlets appear to be reporting that GPs would like …

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The Friday Surgery

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The latest revelations to come out of the Gosport scandal are truly shocking. There should be a public inquiry into the events, not just so there is justice for the families affected  but so that the NHS can learn from what happened as it is still relevant today. It is unfortunately the case that the NHS had, and still does …

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Welcome to the latest “Friday Surgery”

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Welcome to our latest edition of the Friday Surgery. For those of you who don’t know, the Friday Surgery is where you can find the most update summary of the NHA’s recent activities. As well as analysis, commentary and much more. Without further ado, let us begin! Congratulations to Naveen and the South Yorkshire Save our NHS Party The National …

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The Friday Surgery

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This Friday Surgery has a locum contributor, Julian Patterson, who edits the NHS Network blog. A big thank you to Julian Patterson for allowing us to reproduce Martin Plackard's Rear View here. Health Warning: this is a satirical blog based on the STPs so if you're not keen on satire this blog is not for you. At the end of December Radio …

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The Friday Surgery

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Overuse of NHS services by patients is frequently held up as the reason for the inability of GPs and A&Es to cope. It has prompted a new Friday Surgery blog. This Friday Surgery has a locum contributor who is an anaesthetics junior doctor. His name is Tar and he has serious concerns about the dangers of potential misrepresentation of this …

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The Friday Surgery

This week The Friday Surgery has been brought to us by Deborah Harrington, policy advisor to the National Health Action Party. During the last months we have heard a lot in the press and from our politicians about 'entitlement'; who is entitled to enter our country, are the children from The Jungle camp in Calais genuinely children or are they adults posing …

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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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