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2019 Campaign Statement

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This election is a crucial one for the NHS. The NHA Party believes that the Conservative government is a clear and present danger to our health service, due both to their own policies and the problems that a hard Brexit will cause. We must do what we can to prevent a Conservative government gaining a majority. The result for each …

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The Prime Minister Should Resign: We Need a General Election Now

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Boris Johnson is a liar and unfit to hold the office of Prime Minister. Of course, this is hardly news, the public have long known that Johnson is incapable of respecting precedent, the duties of office and now as this Supreme Court judgement makes clear, our very constitution. The Labour Party is right to refuse a general election until a …

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A Hostile Environment in the NHS

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By Dr Helen Salisbury, NHA Spokesperson A temporary resident recently attended our practice after coughing up blood. The likely cause was pneumonia, but tuberculosis and malignancy were on the list of differential diagnoses. My colleague duly sent the patient for chest radiography, but the request was refused as the patient—a visitor to this country—did not have an NHS number. We …

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The NHAP Stands in Solidarity With Striking Workers at St. Mary’s Hospital London

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The National Health Action Party (NHAP) wishes to express its solidarity with the outsourced cleaners and porters of St. Mary’s Hospital London who will decide tomorrow on whether to take strike action against their employer Sodexo. Sodexo currently holds a facilities contract with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. In its 2018 Annual Report the French based multinational boasted of having …

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Austerity isn’t over, but its time the Tories were

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In the midst of Brexit chaos and talk of a general election being immanent, it is vital that we do not lose sight of what Boris Johnson’s government of chaos is doing in other areas of policy. This is especially important when it comes to the National Health Service. Clearly, Johnson and Dominic Cummings have recognised that the public’s willingness …

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Dr Alastair Fischer Appointed as New Co-Leader of the NHA

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Following the resignation of Dr Alex Ashman as Co-Leader of the National Health Action Party, the NHAP has a new co-leader. Dr Alastair Fischer, the party's Nominating Officer, is taking on the duties until a longer-term arrangement can be put in place. Dr Fischer, a health economist, says "The NHS remains under great threat from the nine-year reduction in funding …

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Our Political System is Broken – It Is Time to Fix It

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Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament is an affront to our democracy, but it is not a coup. What he has done is perfectly legal and the fact that it is so, demonstrates now more than ever, just how fundamentally broken our political system really is. Our unwritten constitution formed by a patchwork of precedents, acts of parliament and legal judgments …

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We Stand in Solidarity With Striking Outsourced Workers

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The National Health Action Party (NHAP) wishes to express its solidarity with outsourced striking workers at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust. The striking workers, 300 in total, work as caterers, porters, cleaners, security guards and receptionists and are outsourced to the Trusts by private contractor Medirest, a subsidiary of Compass Group - …

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