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Outsourcing giant Capita to cash in on NHS privatisation of administrative service cultivated by this government

National Health Action Party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell reacting to outsourcing giant Capita being named preferred bidder for £400m contract to provide NHS administrative support services  (story details here: http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN0P20QA20150622?irpc=932 and here: http://www.ft.com/fastft/348301) "This is exactly what we predicted would happen. The ludicrous NHS structure created by this government has meant a whole new layer of administration is needed to support it, increasing costs …

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Jeremy Hunt’s tweet that the NHS is killing babies is disgraceful, says NHA Maternity Spokesperson

Jessica Ormerod, NHA spokesperson for maternity says, “Jeremy Hunt’s tweet that the NHS is killing babies is disgraceful. Both the comment and the means of communicating it show a lack of respect for the vulnerability of the families concerned in his haste to attack the health service. His refusal to retract the words and his failure to understand that this …

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We need to make better use of the NHS’s internal staff agency, says NHA Party co-leader

Statement from National Health Action Party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell on Jeremy Hunt's clamp down on rip-off staffing agencies: Jeremy Hunt is right to highlight this outrageous waste of money which the National Health Action Party has consistently been flagging up. But the very existence of these private agencies and the high rates they can command is the market speaking. In blaming agencies …

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Cameron’s plans for 24/7 NHS will stretch the NHS so far it will snap

Reaction to David Cameron's 24/7 NHS - Statement from London GP, Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party, who stood against Helath Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the general election:   "It's meaningless and misleading for David Cameron to talk about a 24/7 NHS without pledging more money and more staff. He talks about more flexible shift patterns to ensure …

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Labour’s last minute bribe on Stafford A&E is a sham announcement – shows just how desperate they are

Reaction of Karen Howell, National Health Action Party candidate for Stafford to Labour saying it will match a Conservative pledge to bring back 24-hour A&E to County Hospital in Stafford   "Just hours before the polls open, this sham announcement shows just how desperate Labour are. It should be seen for what it is - a last minute dirty bribe.   …

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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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