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The NHS remains the thing that makes most people proud to be British

The NHS remains the thing that makes most people proud to be British and it must be protected from cuts, according to an Ipsos MORI poll. Survey respondents believe the NHS should be exempt from more austerity, amid concerns the NHS lacks resources. It's good to know that the public share our views. Full details of the poll are here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/08/britons-believe-nhs-should-be-exempt-from-funding-cuts

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Oh Simon you’re so utterly wrong it’s difficult to know where to start

A superb response from one our members to Simon Jenkins' article in the Guardian in which he called for the NHS to be denationalised. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/06/nhs-health-service-reforms?commentpage=1 This is how NHA supporter @willshome demolished his argument: Oh Simon you're so utterly wrong it's difficult to know where to start. You don't seem to have the first idea what lies behind these headlines …

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Mental health is a mess under this government

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine, London GP and MEP candidate for National Health Action Party in London (reaction to today's story - Mental health patients forced to travel miles for care: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27285555) "Under this government, mental health is in a mess. "It's clearly distressing for patients to be made to travel hundreds of miles for treatment, as revealed by this …

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We can’t afford not to have the NHS

Dr Clive Peedell appeared this week on the ITV flagship current affairs programme Tonight in a special report - What next for the NHS?   He argued: We can’t afford not to have the NHS, because it actually is beneficial to our economy. If we keep the population healthy they can then be economically active and if you introduce charges or private …

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NHS trusts focusing on business plans rather than care plans

"NHS trusts are stuffed full of financiers and business people, focusing on business plans rather than care plans", says Dr Clive Peedell in today's Independent. Half of NHS hospitals do not have a single doctor or nurse on their non-executive board, a new study has revealed. Overall only eight per cent of non-executive directors at more than 160 NHS trusts …

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Camden hustings: Privatisation of NHS a key battleground in European elections

The fight to secure the future of the NHS and stop privatisation is being seen as a key battleground for MEP candidates as voters get ready to head to the polls. Louise Irvine, standing for the NHA, said: “If TTIP does go through then the NHS would be locked into privatisation." http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/camden_hustings_privatisation_of_nhs_a_key_battleground_in_european_elections_1_3580591 Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

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Why GPs are in meltdown

GP surgeries are facing a "catastrophic meltdown" because of changes to the way NHS money is allocated by the government. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) told The Times it has been inundated with calls from surgeries struggling to pay their bills since changes to funding were introduced in April. It claims 98 GP practices across the UK are at risk …

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Nurse “stands for NHS” in elections

Anger at NHS reforms and funding cuts have driven Kathryn Anderson, a nurse for 35 years, to take up politics and stand in next month’s European elections as a National Health Action Party candidate for London. Read more in the Nursing Times article. Nursing Times Article

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Our Euro Campaign Launch

Thanks to all of you who attended our London Euro Campaign Launch. It was a great morning of fabulous, informative, and at times emotional speeches from our eight candidates and both party leaders. We couldn’t have wished for a better Master of Ceremonies than our theatre and TV star candidate, Rufus Hound, who kept everyone entertained amid the serious business …

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