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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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Sir David Nicholson backs up NHA Party warnings about the NHS – ahead of election manifesto release

STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION PARTY CO-LEADER DR CLIVE PEEDELL: "Everything Sir David Nicholson is saying backs up what the NHA Party has been saying for months about the financial crisis facing the NHS: from the £22bn efficiency savings being unrealistic and the main parties' pledges being insufficient, to the need for an immediate cash injection (and increasing tax to …

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It beggars belief neither of main parties taking seriously top election issue and both putting future of NHS at risk.

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party: "The Tories think they can fund the NHS with money produced out of thin air. Now Labour are pledging just a fraction of what's needed to keep our NHS afloat. It beggars belief that neither of the main parties is taking seriously the top issue at this election and they are …

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Tories suffering UKIP-induced paranoia over passports for hospital patients

Statement from GP, Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party "This is yet another distasteful example of this government suffering from ridiculous UKIP-induced paranoia. For as long as I can remember hospitals have charged patients for non-emergency care. They have whole departments to deal with it and check people's entitlement. As GPs we sometimes get letters back from hospitals …

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5 reasons we can’t trust the Tories’ latest NHS pledge

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party, candidate for South West Surrey, standing against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt: "5 reasons we can't trust the Tories' latest NHS pledge: The man holding the Tory purse strings, Chancellor George Osborne, writes in today's Guardian: "I can confirm that in the Conservative manifesto next week we will commit to …

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NHA co-leader standing against Cameron prevented from challenging PM over NHS at local hustings

The co-leader of the National Health Action Party, who's a candidate in the Prime Minister's Witney constituency, says he's appalled that he's been excluded from tonights's "Churches Together" hustings, the only one that David Cameron is taking part in. Dr Clive Peedell says it's the only local hustings to exclude him. Even though the organiser has admitted it was an oversight, he has …

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New research blows hole in parties’ NHS pledges

The NHS is facing an even bigger financial “black hole” than politicians and health leaders have acknowledged, following a sharp fall in productivity revealed in an analysis of official data for the Financial Times. Story here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/76570808-d7b9-11e4-849b-00144feab7de.html#axzz3WZZeaRLs Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party: "This new research reported in the FT shows the true scale …

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