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


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


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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NHA Party responds to the proposed Sustainability and Transformation plans in South West London

Yesterday in parliament, there was a debate on the NHS' Sustainability and Transformation Plans. The cuts to services in South West London were discussed. Our parliamentary candidate, Dave Ash, stood in the general election on a platform saying that these cuts had already been marked out for the area. A National Health Action Party spokesman said, The Sustainability and Transformation …

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NHA Party responds to Jeremy Hunt remaining in post as Health Secretary in Theresa May’s new cabinet

Press release 15th July 2016 An NHA party spokesman said, “Theresa May's decision to keep Jeremy Hunt in his role as Health Secretary has dashed any faint hope there may have been that the new Prime Minister intended a change of direction in health policy. I would like to remind her of her own stated position against closures of essential services …

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Guidelines on A&E admissions are there to save lives. The tragedies in the East of England will be followed by more once the Sustainability and Transformation Plans are in place

Press release National Health Action Party 15th July 2016 Changes are currently being forced through at speed throughout the NHS in England which emphasise care closer to home, people being healthy and staying out of A&E. The only safe way to implement such changes is to have proper consultation, strict guidelines and the right level of staff available to make …

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“‘Sustainability’ actually means removing services from the NHS and charging for them, says the Lords’ Committee on Long Term Sustainability of the NHS”

National Health Action Party Press Release 13th July 2016 The King's Fund report, Deficits in the NHS 2016, published on the 11th July 2016 argues that due to increased level in demand of services the NHS is fast becoming ‘unsustainable’. The report urges the government to be honest with the public about ‘realistic capacity’, the need for a reduced workforce …

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NHAs Dr Louise Irvine dispels the conspiracy theory around John McDonnell’s ‘clandestine’ meeting with NHS campaigners

The National Health Action Party understands a request has been made by Emma Reynolds MP to Iain McNicholl, General Secretary of the Labour Party to investigate whether John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, has been running secret policy groups in parallel with the formally constituted ones. The allegation concerns, amongst others, Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party’s executive committee …

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The EU referendum – we’re voting IN

When the EU referendum was first announced the NHA executive decided that they would not actively campaign in the debate. The party policy on democracy in both the UK and the EU has not been fundamentally affected by the referendum and it remains the case that we want to see substantial reform of our democratic processes. At all levels, local, national …

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The Sustainability and Transformation Plans

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) - the biggest threat to the NHS since the Coalition's Health & Social Care Act (2012) The STP programme was launched in December 2015. It splits England into 44 areas called 'Footprints' which will be the basis for how the NHS will be run in future. They are taking the 'N' out of the NHS. This …

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We’re pleased to announce our first representative in local government, in Llansantffraed Community Council

National Health Action Party press release 6th June 2016 Wales is often held up as an example of how the NHS can still be run as a public service even in times of public sector cuts and a push for privatisation. But Llansantffraed Community Councillor Harry Hayfield’s personal experience has led him to realise that whilst there are differences between …

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