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I’ll aim for a judicial review to save Deer Park Surgery, says NHA candidate Dr Helen Salisbury

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National Health Action Party Press Release 18th October 2016 This morning the NHA opened preliminary talks with a high profile law firm to explore taking the Deer Park Surgery closure to judicial review. Dr Helen Salisbury, the NHA's candidate in the Witney by-election, said "I have listened to the main party candidates on the hustings and on the BBC's Sunday …

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Denying maternity care on grounds of ineligibility is not the ‘thin end of the wedge’. It is the whole wedge being hammered in and splintering the principles of the NHS to pieces.

Press release from the National Health Action Party 11 October 2016 Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesperson for the National Health Action Party says, "The Home Office is keen to support a pilot scheme at St George’s University Hospital’s Foundation Trust which aims to make all women prove their eligibility to maternity care. This news is not an unexpected step in the …

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The Royal Courts of Justice ruling on the junior doctor contract is a victory for no-one

The ruling on Wednesday from the Royal Courts of Justice on the junior doctor contract was a victory for no-one. But it highlighted how damaging it is to remove accountability for the NHS from the Secretary of State for Health. Jeremy Hunt was part of the contract negotiations, although Wednesday’s ruling is explicit about him only having jurisdiction over the …

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Dr Helen Salisbury to stand in the Witney by-election 2016

The National Health Party is delighted to announce that Dr Helen Salisbury, GP from Oxford West, will be standing as their candidate for the Witney by-election. The party was created by doctors, nurses and others concerned about the effect of the Coalition’s Health and Social Care Act in 2012, but has developed a full range of policies in response to …

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No to an increase in NI contributions to fund the NHS

National Health Action Party Press Release 30 August 2016 Dr Paul Hobday, leader of the National Health Action Party, has made the following statement in response to ex-health minister Dan Poulter’s suggestion of an increase in NI contributions to fund the NHS. “This idea turns up like a bad penny with monotonous regularity. When the government proposes an expensive project …

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The announcement of planned cuts ‘is not a sudden crisis today’, says NHA Party

A National Health Action party spokesman told The Independent: The announcement of planned cuts 'is not a sudden crisis today. This has been written and talked about in government and NHS England planning since before 2012. Patients will suffer. The NHS will no longer offer its key elements, comprehensive, universal and accessible care. Private health care will reap the rewards. …

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Dr Louise Irvine, the National Health Action (NHA) Party executive, says patients should be aware of some of Doctaly’s small print.

"Dr Louise Irvine, the National Health Action (NHA) Party executive, says patients should be aware of some of Doctaly’s small print. First, patients can choose whether the notes from the Doctaly consultation should be shared with their regular NHS GP. But Dr Irvine says: “Any private GP should share the results of the consultation with your regular GP. If you are …

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Doctor warns that the NHS funding gap could create a two-tier delivery system

Doctor warns that the NHS funding gap could create a two-tier delivery system 24th August 2016 A retired GP and British Medical Association representative has issued a stark warning that patients could face further cuts to NHS treatment amid proposals for major changes to the delivery of services. Paul Hobday claims the national ‘Sustainability and Transformation plans’ (STPs) announced by the …

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NHA Party: we need action now to save the NHS. What will be left to renationalise in a couple of years’ time won’t be ‘our NHS’.

The National Health Action Party broadly welcomes the announcement from Jeremy Corbyn that he is committed to renationalising the NHS. However, we are not confident that he understands that what is currently happening to the NHS will leave little left to be renationalised. An NHA party spokesman said, “It is right to talk of adopting policies to address the increasing …

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