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Major boost for Louise Irvine’s campaign to unseat Jeremy Hunt in South West Surrey as local Lib Dem official tells his own party to vote for her

A Liberal Democrat official in South West Surrey is telling Lib Dems to vote for the National Health Action Party after their own candidate was suspended. Earlier this week the Lib Dems suspended Patrick Haveron, pending police investigations over his nomination papers. But due to electoral rules, his name will still appear on the ballot paper, so people who turn …

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New report shows private providers of out-of-hours GP services deliver poorer care than NHS, just as we’ve warned

Private providers of out-of-hours GP services deliver poorer care than NHS, research finds: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/private-providers-of-outofhours-gp-services-deliver-poorer-care-than-nhs-research-finds-10216748.html Statement from GP Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party, standing in South West Surrey  against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt "This report confirms everythings we've been saying about the dangers of using the private sector which puts profits before patients. The government needs to reverse the past …

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Suspension of Lib Dem in South West Surrey means voters have straight choice between Dr Louise Irvine and Jeremy Hunt

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine, National Health Action Party candidate for South West Surrey: "The suspension of Patrick Haveron means I am now the only candidate able to beat Jeremy Hunt. This election has become a straight choice for the voters of South West Surrey: more austerity, more NHS cuts and chaos. Or an MP who is honest, independent and responsive to …

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Jeremy Hunt trying to bribe Stafford voters with empty pledge to restore A&E

Jeremy Hunt is claiming the Tories will restore 24/7 A&E to Stafford. Story here: http://m.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Hunt-s-election-pledge-restore-24-7-E-County/story-26388853-detail/story.html Reaction statements: From Karen Howell, National Health Action Party candidate for Stafford​ and founder member of Support Stafford Hospital​: "This is an outrageous attempt by Jeremy Hunt to try and ​bribe the people of Stafford into voting Tory. His government moved the ​A&E ​services away from Stafford. …

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NHA Party’s Oxford candidate gets backing of Armando Ianucci – as well as Philip Pullman and Mark Haddon

The National Health Action Party’s candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon, Dr Helen Salisbury has been attracting the attention of another of the country's leading writers.  Armando Ianucci, creator of the hit political TV shows The Thick of It and Veep, has flagged up Dr Salisbury and praised the National Health Action Party.Writing in the Independent, the Oscar and Emmy-nominated satirist, writer, television director …

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Further proof that competition and privatisation are leading to worse care for patients

New research has found that private healthcare companies supply "consistently worse" quality of care than GP services provided by the NHS in England. Story here: ‎http://www.expressandstar.com/comment-and-opinion/2015/04/24/poll-does-the-nhs-give-better-care-than-private-providers/ Official report summary here: http://m.jrs.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/31/0141076815583303 Statement from Dr Clive Peedell co-leader of the National Health Action Party and parliamentary candidate for Witney: "We already knew that the use of private companies in the NHS increases costs …

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NHA Party vindicated over warnings that NHS will miss £22bn ‘efficiency savings’ target

Response to King's Fund warning that NHS 'will miss £22bn efficiency savings target' (Story here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/23/nhs-miss-22bn-efficiency-target) Statement from Dr Louise Irvine, National Health Action Party candidate for South West Surrey, challenging Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt: "For the past 6 months, since Simon Stevens announced his five year plan for the NHS, the National Health Action Party has repeatedly warned that the £22bn of …

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“We are the only party who will fund and fix the NHS” – NHA Party launches election manifesto

The National Health Action Party launched its election manifesto today, on the day that the ex-NHS boss warned that all parties were ignoring the funding crisis and the NHS was heading for substantial problems. Launching the manifesto and releasing a party election video, NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell said his party is the only party fully addressing the £30bilion NHS …

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