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NHA Party’s prescription for the NHS

A summary of what the NHA Party is calling for:   Finance: Guarantee a minimum 4% annual rise in NHS spending to keep pace with healthcare inflation. This should be funded from general​ taxation including a 1​p temporary rise to address the NHS spending gap until​ NHA ​policy ​initiatives ​(remove the market, halt privatisation, end PFI) ​bring ​billions of pounds of ​savings. Aim to …

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Dr Louise Irvine – one of top 1000 most influential Londoners

Dr Louise Irvine has been ranked by the Evening Standard among the top 1000 most influential Londoners for her work as a campaigner, both for the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and for the National Health Action Party. At an event last night at the Francis Crick Institute in Kings Cross which will open next year, Dr Irvine was delighted to …

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This week’s must read articles

“NHS reforms our worst mistake"? Coming from Tories this is too little too late: https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/kailash-chand/%E2%80%9Cnhs-reforms-our-worst-mistake-coming-from-tories-this-is-too-little-too-late The strike is a symptom of an NHS in intensive care: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/13/strike-symptom-nhs-intensive-care-tories-reorganisation?CMP=twt_gu My view on the NHS: We don't need to change the whole organisation to improve the system: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/my-view-on-the-nhs-we-dont-need-to-change-the-whole-organisation-to-improve-the-system-9801408.html Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique:  http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/5994144?utm_hp_ref=tw Two rootless, soulless parties have cleared …

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It’s Jeremy’s Hunt’s policies that are costing the NHS billions

Statement from NHA ​co-leader Dr Clive Peedell, reacting to Jeremy Hunt's claim that  basic mistakes in hospitals in England cost the NHS up to £2.5bn a year​ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29639383​)​ "Once again Jeremy Hunt decides to attack the NHS on the basis that poor and negligent care is costing the NHS up to £2bn per year. Yet all the evidence shows that poorer …

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Huge embarrassment for reckless Cameron over admission that NHS reforms worst mistake

Reaction of NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell to the news that a senior cabinet minister has revealed the Tories' NHS reforms were their 'worst mistake' and 'unintelligible gobbledygook': (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4234883.ece?CMP=SOC-Twitter-thetimes-28_07_2014-468-0-0-0 ​ and ​http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/governments-reorganisation-of-the-nhs-was-its-biggest-mistake-say-senior-tories-9790247.html) "This is a huge embarrassment for the Tories but also a depressing revelation. It's no surprise to us that these reforms have been  a disaster as this is exactly what …

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NHS staff driven to strike action by government’s damaging, morale-sapping policies

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party: “We can’t run the NHS without suitable staff, we can’t improve the NHS without more staff, and we can’t recruit staff if pay keeps falling behind inflation and comparable jobs. “The nationally agreed pay system established in the last decade is now under sustained attack. It’s outrageous that Jeremy Hunt …

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A handy factsheet about immigrants and health tourism

A handy factsheet about immigrants and health tourism to help counter the UKIP lies: Most immigrants who come here young, healthy, work+pay taxes. They pay in MORE than they take out: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/05/migration-target-useless-experts Twice as many foreign visitors pay to use the NHS as exploit free health care: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/05/migration-target-useless-experts UK is a net beneficiary of health tourism. Immigrants account for 4.5% of the …

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Must read articles

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/what-is-ttip-and-six-reasons-why-the-answer-should-scare-you-9779688.html The secret billions of NHS cash no-one wants to mention:  https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/caroline-molloy/secret-billions-of-nhs-cash-noone-wants-to-mention Why Privatisation Is Killing the NHS: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-steve-taylor/privatisation-of-nhs_b_5866352.html Ukip’s assault on the NHS would ensure its extinction: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/02/ukip-assault-on-nhs-extinction Superior private health is a myth: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/11053982/Superior-private-health-is-a-myth.html  

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Hypocrite Clegg – coalition austerity policies ripping apart mental health

Dr Carl Walker, the chair of the European Community Psychology Association Task Force on Austerity and Mental health, and the National Health Action Party candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham, has hit out against Nick Clegg's announcement on new waiting time targets for mental illnesses and plans to put treatment for mental health conditions on a level with physical health from …

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