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Jeremy Hunt’s apology is meaningless and hollow

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today apologised after tens of thousands of patients in England have had their surgery cancelled due to a shortage of NHS beds. Unfortunately the Health Secretary has not accepted responsibility for the situation, instead claiming that plans to cancel elective care and lower standards of emergency care somehow equate to being prepared for the predictable winter pressures. As the …

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We need common sense on hospital parking

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With the support of Lord Robert Winston, the Daily Mirror are calling for free hospital parking. While this is a laudable campaign, the NHA Party are keen that an evidence-based approach is followed and sweeping changes aren't made for the sake of grabbing headlines. Why not make all hospital parking free? First of all, social inequalities mean that the least …

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Suspending elective care this winter won’t solve the beds problem

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NHS England has taken the unprecedented step of suspending non-urgent inpatient care until mid-January in order to cope with winter bed pressures. This relates to a peak in emergency admissions leading to a lack of available beds for patients staying overnight after planned, non-urgent procedures such as joint replacement surgery. This means around 15,000 operations are now being cancelled and rebooked. …

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NHA supports JR4NHS

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Stephen Hawking, Allyson Pollock and colleagues have launched a legal challenge to stop Jeremy Hunt and NHS England from proceeding with plans to turn local NHS bodies into Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs). Here are some facts about ACOs: ACOs will be given the money for your care as an insurance premium, and will pay out only for certain treatments - like …

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The NHS: Something Has Got To Give

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This week we have seen an NHS trust chair resign in protest at the unrealistic demands placed on the NHS by the government. This follows news last month that Theresa May has told NHS England CEO Simon Stevens that he will be accountable for NHS England's winter performance, shortly after Stevens himself spoke out over NHS funding. The NHS is struggling as …

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The Naylor Report – the NHS sell-off is accelerating

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National Health Action Party press release 30 May 2017 Theresa May has given her full backing to the Naylor Report in BBC's The Andrew Neil Interviews. We want to make it crystal clear to the voters of this country before they go to the polls on June 8 that if they vote for this they are voting away their children's …

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National Health Action Party launches 2017 Election Manifesto

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National Health Action Party press release 29 May 2017 The National Health Action Party have today released their 2017 Election Manifesto. Dr Alex Ashman, junior doctor and NHA co-leader, "We are constantly being promised a public debate about the future of the NHS. The time to have that debate is now, at the ballot box. We want an honest and open …

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Controversial Devon doctor, John Dean, to stand for National Health Action Party in Central Devon

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We are pleased to announce our candidate for Central Devon, consultant cardiologist Dr John Dean. Controversial Devon doctor to stand for National Health Action Party in Central Devon  Devon is one of three areas of England to have been designated an NHS 'success regime', which means they are considered to be failing completely and will be subject to stringent cuts …

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