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London’s elected representatives must work together to stop the destruction of health services in the capital

National Health Action Party press release 13th May 2016   The National Health Action Party leader, Dr Clive Peedell, has called today for London's elected representatives, at all levels, to come together to call a halt to the loss of hospital beds in the capital. 500 beds, the equivalent of an entire hospital, are being cut in West London in …

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Dr Clive Peedell in the Guardian in support of junior doctors

"Peedell said: “We fully support the junior doctors strike because the imposed new contract will have catastrophic long-term consequences for patient care. “There is already a shortage of junior doctors and serious rota gaps in key emergency services. The new contract will actually discourage young doctors from choosing the highly pressured emergency specialties, worsening the current situation.” In the event …

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With the announcement of the GP 5 Year Forward View we need to debunk the myth that Simon Stevens’ Plan is good for the NHS or good for patients

The NHS England GP 'rescue package' is no such thing. It is the outsourcing of care to lower skilled professionals and to self-management through online care packages. The offer of money now when GPs’ backs are against the wall after a decade of de-funding is being used to lever agreement to the drastic reshaping of the service. NHS England CEO Simon …

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Dr Clive Peedell challenges NHS Providers and NHS Confederation: after the Jeremy Hunt debacle, who does support the contract imposition on Junior Doctors?

Dr Clive Peedell challenges NHS Providers and NHS Confederation: after the Jeremy Hunt debacle, who does support the contract imposition on Junior Doctors? The Junior Doctors’ legal action has highlighted that the Secretary of State for Health gave away responsibility for the NHS as a whole with the creation of the Health & Social Care Act (2012). NHS England, NHS …

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NHS staff and patients should not stay silent. It is time to demand an end to the wilful destruction of our national maternity care before we see further tragedy. Jessica Ormerod, NHA maternity spokesperson

The devastating news that baby Kristian Jaworski died because his mother was denied a caesarean section due to cost is shocking. There can be no recompense for such a tragedy for this family except the expectation that this will never happen again. Money being spent in the wrong places is driving the NHS to make changes which will worsen patient …

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Round up of NHA in the local news

Dr Louise Irvine at Farnham 'Meet the Doctors'. She will be at the second Farnham 'Meet the Doctors' on 16th April. http://www.farnhamherald.com/article.cfm?id=109901&headline=Doctors%20claim%20massive%20support&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 Campaign team's Deborah Harrington on NHS privatisation http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-threat-to-nhs-isn-t-eu-but-creeping-privatisation-at-home-1-7853849</> Nick Dowson, NHA's Northern Co-ordinator was one of the organisers of the 'March to Save the NHS' in Newcastle Saturday 9th http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/health/14411207.Junior_doctors_to_march_in_Newcastle_in_bid_to__Save_the_NHS_/ and http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-junior-doctors-lead-11151666 NHA Executive Committee Member Dr Paul …

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In the wake of the Panama revelations, the role of companies who have been investigated for promoting tax avoidance and who hold NHS and other public service contracts should be urgently reviewed, says Dr Clive Peedell, leader of the National Health Action Party

  With the exposure of the Panama Papers it is surely time once and for all to put a stop to tax avoiding companies bidding for contracts within the NHS and our other public services.   Dr Clive Peedell said "The government has announced this week that the UK will bring forward plans to introduce a criminal offence for corporations …

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