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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

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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

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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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NHA AGM/Conference 2018 Announced

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NHA Party AGM & Conference 11:00 - 16:00, Saturday 10th November 2018, London Irish Centre, Camden, London The National Health Action Party would like to invite all our members and supporters to our 2018 AGM and conference. AGM - open to party members and associates, who are asked to register by booking a free ticket, valid for both the AGM and conference. Conference - non-members welcome, …

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Dr Phil Hammond to stand for NHA Party against Rees-Mogg

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"I’m so alarmed at the rapid rise to power of my local MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, and where he may be leading us with his brutal Brexit and endorsements of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump, that I feel compelled to speak up and challenge him." Dr Phil Hammond, known to many as Private Eye's 'M.D.', is to stand for the NHA …

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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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