National Health Action Party press release 19th May 2016 The National Health Action Party remains very concerned at the Government’s plans to press ahead with a '7 day NHS' as apparent in the ACAS statement on the junior doctors' contract. Dr Clive Peedell says "The NHS is already buckling under pressure with a crisis in A+E, rising waiting lists, General …Read More »
The news today that nurses, paramedics and pharmacists will start to take on some of the jobs of junior doctors is no surprise. Down-skilling staff is part of the privatisation agenda. Dr Clive Peedell says, "NHA has been flagging this up consistently. It is not a short term plan to respond to shortage. It is part of the reshaping of …Read More »
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 …Read More »
"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 …Read More »
Can we cut through the waffle and talk sense about the junior doctors, says Dr Clive Peedell, leader of the National Health Action Party.
"Jeremy Hunt wants to impose the contract on the junior doctors to fulfil a manifesto commitment for a ‘seven day a week NHS’. Let’s talk seriously about what that means. We have a seven day a week NHS. I would like to repeat that. We have a seven day a week NHS. As it stands at the moment most of …Read More »
Denial of care is an inevitable result of financial difficulties and the dismantling of the NHS, says Dr Clive Peedell
It is no surprise to the National Health Action Party that the Royal College of Surgeons has announced that: One in three CCGs (34%) have at least one policy that denies patients access to surgery if they smoke or have a high body mass index. More than one in five CCGs (22%) are restricting hip and knee replacements for obese …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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§ionIs=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 …Read More »