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Media coverage of NHA Party over the past week

We rolled over while the NHS was attacked – now we must stand up (Dr Clive Peedell, The Guardian) February 6, 2015 NHA in the News http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/06/rolled-over-nhs-attacked-must-stand-up Read More » Parties split over pledge to protect health service (Dave Ash, Sutton Guardian) February 6, 2015 NHA in the News http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/11777069.Parties_split_over_pledge_to_protect_health_service/  Read More » Rik Evans on Foodbanks (Rik Evans, West …

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NHA Party vindicated over NHS warnings

Statement from NHA Party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell in reaction to King's Fund condemnation of Government's NHS reforms   "The National Health Action Party was launched in 2012 specifically in opposition to the government's intended NHS reforms. The NHA Party repeatedly warned how damaging the reforms would be. Now, nearly 3 years later, we have been vindicated. It gives us …

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Cameron hypocrisy over Stafford at PMQs

David Cameron accused Ed Miliband of 'scaremongering' over Staffordshire NHS at PMQs today. (Story here: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-02-04/cameron-slams-scaremongering-miliband-over-staffordshire-nhs-comments/) Karen Howell, PPC for Stafford for the National Health Action Party and founder member of the Support Stafford Hospital Campaign had this reaction: "David Cameron's comments at Prime Minister's Questions only serve to demonstrate his breathtaking hypocrisy. He is the man who has unashamedly used …

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How we must tackle the cancer burden

Statement from NHA co-leader and consultant cancer specialist Dr Clive Peedell: "We know that the risk of cancer increases exponentially with age, so this is a sign that the population is living longer. It is therefore essential that we plan to managing the rising cancer burden. This should start a public health level by recognising that many cancers are preventable …

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Stop blaming locums – it’s up to politicians to put the NHS on a firm financial footing

Statement from NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell,  on use of locums and MPs' call for radical change to make NHS sustainable (Story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31097983) "It's damaging and grossly unfair to start accusing doctors who work as locums of cashing in on the NHS crisis. This is a crisis created by this government's failure to recruit and retain NHS staff, fuelled …

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New report says TTIP will bring European disintegration, unemployment and instability

An important new report from a respected American University warns that the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)  will bring  European disintegration, unemployment and instability.  It offers a radically different economic assessment from what is currently being suggested by this government and politicians in Europe and the US who back the deal. The report concludes: First, as suggested in recent literature, existing …

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How the NHA Party has made the news over the past week

Does it matter if private contractors provide your NHS care? (Dr Clive Peedell on LBC)   Are competition and choice good for the NHS? (Dr Louise Irvine, BBC Radio Wales) Jeremy Hunt responds directly to Dr Louise Irvine (Haslemere Herald) Oxford lecturer Dr Salisbury to stand for parliament (Dr Helen Salisbury, The Oxford Student) Dr Carl Walker interviewed on BBC …

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NHA events coming up in February

Rebecca Fox Campaign meeting February 1 @ 10:00 Stafford NHA local group monthly meeting February 6 @ 18:00 - 20:00 999 Call for the NHS National Day of Action – Don’t be a secret admirer! February 14 999 Call for the NHS – National Convention to Save the NHS February 28

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Where’s the beef, Ed?

Statement from NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell on Labour's NHS plans:   "Where's the beef, Ed? The Labour Party's 10 year plan for the NHS fails to address the most important issue facing the NHS - the massive funding crisis - and totally ignores two other key issues -  scrapping the market and renegotiating PFI contracts, both of which are draining …

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Syriza’s victory a warning that voters looking for alternative to failed austerity policies

Statement from NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell on Syriza victory in Greek elections "Syriza's victory is a clear signal that the people of Greece have rejected the austerity policies that have destroyed their health care system and public services, created mass unemployment, and driven many into poverty and destitution. "Syriza's victory is a warning to politicians across Europe that citizens …

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