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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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NHA Party welcomes SNP ready to vote on English health laws

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action PartyWe welcome the announcement from Nicola Sturgeon that the SNP is ready to vote on English health laws.The SNP's health policy is broadly in line with that of the National Health Action Party's - keeping the NHS as publicly- funded, publicly-provided and publicly accountable health service, in accordance with …

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Hyprocisy of Clegg – says NHA suicide awareness campaign organiser

Statement from the National Health Action Party's​ candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham,​ Dr Carl Walker, co-author of 'Work and the Mental Health Crisis in Britain', chair of the European Community Psychology Association task force on austerity and mental health, and public suicide awareness campaign organiser​:​ "Nick Clegg has no legitimacy to call for an overhaul ​​of how the NHS tackles suicides. Having …

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NHA Party’s Action Plan for A&E

Statement from Dr Bob Gill of the National Health Action Party on latest A&E figures and NHA Party’s A&E Action Plan:‎ “Although this past week there’s been a fall in the number of people turning up at A&E and hence a slight drop in waiting times breaches, these figures are still unacceptable. Behind these statistics are real people left on …

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