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2019 NHA AGM and Conference Announced

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The National Health Action Party are excited to announce that the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference  will take place on the 2nd of November at the London Irish Centre, 50 - 52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. Speakers are to include Dr John Lister (Coventry University and London Health Emergency) and James Skinner (MedAct). Tickets for the event can be …

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Dr Alastair Fischer Appointed as New Co-Leader of the NHA


Following the resignation of Dr Alex Ashman as Co-Leader of the National Health Action Party, the NHAP has a new co-leader. Dr Alastair Fischer, the party's Nominating Officer, is taking on the duties until a longer-term arrangement can be put in place. Dr Fischer, a health economist, says "The NHS remains under great threat from the nine-year reduction in funding …

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NHA co-leader Dr Alex Ashman resigns

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Having been elected to the co-leader role in December 2016, Dr Alex Ashman has now resigned from co-leadership of the party. Alex joined the party executive in 2013 and is now standing down in order to focus on work commitments, fellowship exams, and a young family. As the other co-leadership position is currently unfilled, the executive committee will look to appoint …

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Progressive Alliance: The Green Party Stands Aside for National Health Action Party Candidate Dr Veronika Wagner in Portsmouth City Council Elections


Portsmouth Green Party has recently announced its endorsement of National Health Action Party candidate Dr Veronika Wagner for Cosham Ward in the 2019 Local Elections. The endorsement – originally announced on the Portsmouth Green Party’s Facebook page cites Dr Wagner’s ongoing fight to prevent the privatisation of services at Queen Alexandra Hospital and her 21-year career in the NHS as …

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Vote for the NHS, Vote Veronika Wagner: Portsmouth City Council Elections


Veronika Wagner is the National Health Action Party's candidate in the upcoming Portsmouth City Council elections. Veronika is running in the ward of Cosham. A ward currently held by the Conservatives. Portsmouth like many other cities across the UK has borne the brunt of austerity with many services having been shut down as a result of cuts.  Veronika has over 19 years’ worth of …

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The Health Secretary needs to stop coming up with ‘stupid sound bites’ and focus on the crisis in the NHS

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The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, recently caused controversy by suggesting that NHS managers should emulate McDonalds' staff training programmes in order to improve the health service. Dr Lousie Irvine, Secretary to the National Health Action Party, reacted to the suggestion the NHS needed to take inspiration from the fast food chain's staff training programmes as "ridiculous". Speaking to talkRADIO's …

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NHA AGM passes motion supporting People’s Vote

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On Saturday 10th November 2018, the National Health Action Party AGM passed a motion supporting a 'People's Vote' on Brexit. The motion was passed by a vote of 70 to 3, with 3 abstentions. The text was as follows: NHA Brexit Motion for AGM   In June 2016, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. We recognise that 17.4m …

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Our response to NHS England’s consultation on ICPs


1. Should local commissioners and providers have the option of a contract that promotes the integration of the full range of health, and where appropriate, care services? Should local commissioners and providers have the option of a contract that promotes the integration of the full range of health, and where appropriate, care services?: No Please explain your response. : Health …

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NHA Conference 2018 Update


It is with regret that we report that, due to personal reasons, Richard Murphy is no longer available to speak at our conference next week. We offer him our condolences at this difficult time. Dr Phil Hammond, Susan Ryland, and Peter Roderick will be speaking at the conference on 10th November.

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