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Goodbye Jeremy Hunt!

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Breaking news: following Boris Johnson's resignation from the 'Brexit cabinet', we are told that Jeremy Hunt has been shuffled into the Foreign Secretary role and will be replaced as Health Secretary by Matt Hancock. Conservative policy has stifled effective health and social care provision for nearly a decade. We know very well that it isn't just Jeremy Hunt who is …

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Congratulations to JR4NHS for getting Hunt to pause ACOs

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The NHA Party have today received some great news from the legal challenge against ACOs being organised by Allyson Pollock, Peter Roderick and colleagues. They have secured the concession from NHS England that there must be a national public consultation on ACOs, and no ACO contract will be signed until the consultation has taken place. Peter Roderick posted an update …

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Let’s expose the ‘Institute of Economic Affairs’

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Image: from an IEA leaflet calling for the NHS to be replaced by a privatised, insurance-based system. In a special edition of the Friday Surgery we take a critical look at a right-wing organisation: the Institute of Economic Affairs. During this winter's NHS crisis the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, tabloids, and broadsheets have all featured comment from the IEA, describing …

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AGM 2017 Results

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We'd like to thank everyone who took part in our AGM last weekend, be it in person or through online voting. We successfully introduced a new constitution, confirmed the minutes of last year's online AGM, did some important housekeeping, and welcomed six new members to the National Executive Committee. You can login and view the AGM minutes here: http://nhaparty.org/agm-2017-minutes/ We had some inspiring …

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NHS privatisation exposed

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Following our Freedom of Information request campaign launched in January this year, The Independent has published an exclusive report on the substantial private healthcare income of several NHS hospitals. In particular, the Royal Marsden stated that over the last 5 years the number of private patients using their facilities has increased by 31%, and private healthcare now represents nearly a third of the trust's income. Furthermore, the …

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Announcing the NHA AGM & Conference 2017

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Saturday 18th November 2017 Old Library, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX AGM 11:30-13:00 Lunch 13:00-13:45 Conference 13:45-16:00 The National Health Action Party would like to invite all our members and supporters to our 2017 conference. Theme: Progressive alliances and collaborative campaigning Speakers: Louise Irvine (NHA candidate against Jeremy Hunt, 2015 + 2017) Steve Williams (Progressive Alliance Campaign) Jacky Davis (author of NHS SOS) …

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NHA welcomes a new leader and a new year fighting for the NHS

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My name is Alex Ashman. This new year message is to introduce myself and to look to the fight for our NHS. That may not be a message full of seasonal cheer, but with the Clinical Commissioning Groups signing 2 year service contracts on 23 December, which will hasten along the Sustainability and Transformation Plans, neither the government nor NHS England are …

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The Lords’ committee into the long-term sustainability of the NHS – NHA’s evidence is published

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The National Health Action Party has submitted evidence to the Lords' Committee into the long-term sustainability of the NHS. The Lords' committee which is reviewing the long-term financial sustainability of the NHS has been hearing oral evidence since June first in private sessions and since 12 July they have held four public sessions. The committee requested that written evidence be submitted by 20 …

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Support Dr Helen Salisbury in the Witney by-election

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OK I've done it again! I've agreed to stand in the Witney by-election for the National Health Action Party. Things are getting desperate in the NHS - the system is creaking because of underfunding and the pointless bureaucracy of the market. Don't let them kid you that the problems are all due to an ageing and growing population - it …

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