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Where’s the beef, Ed?

Statement from NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell on Labour's NHS plans:   "Where's the beef, Ed? The Labour Party's 10 year plan for the NHS fails to address the most important issue facing the NHS - the massive funding crisis - and totally ignores two other key issues -  scrapping the market and renegotiating PFI contracts, both of which are draining …

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Syriza’s victory a warning that voters looking for alternative to failed austerity policies

Statement from NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell on Syriza victory in Greek elections "Syriza's victory is a clear signal that the people of Greece have rejected the austerity policies that have destroyed their health care system and public services, created mass unemployment, and driven many into poverty and destitution. "Syriza's victory is a warning to politicians across Europe that citizens …

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More money for medics to become GPs won’t solve recruitment problem says tutor of Oxford medics

Reaction to news of government initiative to encourage newly qualified medics to boost numbers and stave off existing GPs from early retirement http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/26/new-doctors-offered-golden-hello-become-gps-nhs-fund)   Statement from Oxford GP, Dr Helen Salisbury, National Health Action Party candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon who is also a tutor of medical students at Oxford University:     "My students find the work I …

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Welcome news as BUPA withdraws from MSK contract in Sussex

Private healthcare provider Bupa CSH has withdrawn from the procurement process of a multi-million pound contract to provide musculoskeletal (MSK) services in Coastal West Sussex.  This comes after an independent impact assessment, looking at the effect the procurement would have on wider services at Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, found that  if Bupa provided the service the quality of …

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Government must address issues deterring GPs not just bribe medical students

Statement from GP, Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party (Reaction to news of £10m government initiative to encourage newly qualified medics to boost numbers and stave off existing GPs from early retirement http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/26/new-doctors-offered-golden-hello-become-gps-nhs-fund) "We're pleased our demand to recruit more GPs is in the spotlight. But this initiative is yet another cynical pre-election ploy from a government …

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With A&E waiting times still being missed, can we afford not to pay staff what has been recommended?

A&E waiting time figures still being breached Overall figures mask worse performance of major A&E units Hunt being irresponsible over NHS pay Statement from Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party on NHS strikes and A&E figures   “Today’s A&E figures showing continued breaches in waiting times should come as a warning shot to the government as talks …

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NHA Party’s Action Plan for A&E

The reason for the growing inability of A&E units to cope is down to this goverment’s policies: slashed local authority budgets mean social care cuts are trapping elderly people in hospital beds as they can’t be discharged safely; widespread hospital and A&E closures and loss of beds are increasing pressure on surrounding areas and meaning A&E patients can’t be admitted; …

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Never mind the TV debates, Cameron challenged to election bake-off with Witney challengers

Never mind the TV debates, will David Cameron agree to an election bake-off with his fellow Witney candidates? The Prime Minister has been challenged to a bake-off with the other candidates standing at the general election in his Witney constituency. The Labour and Lib Dems are taking part. UKIP and the Greens haven't yet responded. But the National Health Action …

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Political parties must heed warnings over NHS crisis

Statement from co-leader of the NHA Party, Dr Clive Peedell: “The latest King’s Fund report on the problems facing the NHS backs up what the NHA Party has long been saying: the A&E crisis is symptomatic of much wider problems within the NHS.  It confirms our assertion that just a small increase in A&E attendances is having a disproportionate impact on …

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