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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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Queen backs National Health Action Party

Two members of rock legend Queen have independently given their backing to candidates from the National Health Action Party standing at the general election. Queen guitarist Brian May has endorsed the National Health Action Party's Dr Louise Irvine as part of his Common Decency campaign - as she attempts to oust the Health Secretary from South West Surrey. And Queen …

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The Tories are having an NHS election panic

Statement from NHA co-leader, Dr Clive Peedell, on Jeremy Hunt's announcement of an extra  £8bn for the NHS (Story here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/29/jeremy-hunt-pledges-extra-8bn-for-nhs-if-conservatives-win-election) "On Saturday David Cameron was pledging a 24/7 NHS based on misleading evidence and inadequate funding. 24 hours later, his Health Secretary appears to be pledging an extra £8bn for the NHS. It's clear that with less than 6 weeks …

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Cameron misleading over weekend mortality in 24/7 NHS election bribe

STATEMENT FROM DR LOUISE IRVINE OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION PARTY reacting to David Cameron's 24/7 NHS pledge "This a rather desperate attempt by David Cameron to bribe voters with a policy that’s already in place, money that doesn’t exist and misleading information. Patients already receive weekend emergency care and have access to whatever diagnostic tests are needed.  It's nonsense to …

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Labour’s profit cap on private health companies unworkable and doesn’t go far enough

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party, reacting to Labour's profit cap on private health companies: "We welcome Labour's commitment to reduce the role of the private sector but it doesn't go far enough, just as their pledge to increase NHS funding by £2.5bn won't stop the NHS from teetering over the cliff-edge. Every pound flowing …

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Queen star backs National Health Action Party candidate battling to oust Health Secretary in South West Surrey

The Queen star Brian May has endorsed the National Health Action Party's Dr Louise Irvine as he launches a new campaign ahead of the general election for Common Decency among MPs and she attempts to oust the Health Secretary. More details here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyashton/is-this-just-fantasy Statement from Dr Louise Irvine: "I feel very honoured to be among a tiny group of people …

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