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National Health Action Party candidate to stand in Camberwell & Peckham

The National Health Action Party has announced it's fielding a general election candidate ​in Camberwell & Peckham. Rebecca Fox, who works for Anthony Nolan, the blood cancer charity, will be standing in the seat of Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman. The NHA Party was launched at the end of 2012 by doctors, nurses, health workers and ordinary people in protest at the Coalition Government’s …

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Reaction to BMJ reports – damning indication of privatisation and management consultants cashing in on our NHS

Statements from National Health Action Party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell reacting to 2 BMJ reports: 1. A third of NHS contracts have gone to private sector since health act came into force, The BMJ investigation shows 2. Annual NHS spend on management consultancy has doubled since 2010 Statement on 1 ​"The Coalition's new legislation only kicked in from April 2013 …

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Complete reform of the NHS complaints process is essential says Dr Richard Taylor ahead of Hunt meeting

A complete reform of the NHS Complaints process is essential and urgent says the co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Richard Taylor who is calling for a People’s Champion for Health. The former MP for Wyre Forest and ex-member of the Health Select Committee says the current system is toothless and not helpful for patients or their relatives …

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Osborne using recycled NHS money and dodgy bankers’ fines to bribe voters

Statement from National Health Action Party co-leader, Dr Clive Peedell on George Osborne’s £2 billion for the NHS in Autumn Statement: ‎ ”We’ve already had an uncosted £7bn tax-cut bribe from David Cameron. Now George Osborne is trying to fool voters with a pre-election NHS bribe using recycled NHS money and dodgy bankers' fines. But the public won’t fall for it. “The Tories …

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Home birth report welcomed but maternity closures and midwife shortage pose risks to mums

Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesperson for the National Health Action Party, welcomes the findings from NICE that 45% of women would be safer giving birth at home or in a midwifery-led unit but is concerned at maternity closures and midwife shortages: “This research proves what women have long been calling for: a less medicalised birth environment. However, the statement from NICE …

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Reaction to Mark Garnier and ‘dog-end voters’ comment

S​t​atement from Dr Richard Taylor, co-leader of the National Health Action Party​, and​ former and prospective MP for Wyre Forest: "Sometimes the press take politicians’ comments out of context to make them appear more inappropriate and unfortunate. In this instance of Mark Garnier’s and “dog-end voters in outlying regions”, this does not seem to be the case.  Mr Garnier's use …

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George Osborne’s NHS election bribe is too little, too late

Statement from National Health Action Party co-leader, Dr Clive Peedell on George Osborne's £2 billion for the NHS: ‎ “The NHS is not unaffordable. It’s under-funded. After making £20 billion of NHS cuts and wasting £3 billion on a damaging reorganisation, it couldn't be more obvious that this is a purely political move from George Osborne. But £2bn is too little …

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How the Tories are wasting billions of NHS money

When George Osborne announces a £2 billion NHS election bribe, it's worth remembering how many billions his government's NHS policies are wasting, never mind the crisis they've created. Here’s an eye-watering list of how the Tories are wasting NHS money that should be going on caring for patients:   At least £5 billion per year to run the unnecessary NHS …

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Oxford GP aiming for NHA Party election upset

A ​ well-known​ Oxford GP‎ ​is hoping to cause an upset in a Tory-Lib Dem election battle in Oxfordshire and emerge as the surprise winner in next year's general election. Dr Helen Salisbury​, the latest​​ ​election candidate being fielded by the National Health Action Party, will be challenging Tory Nicola Blackwood who has a wafer-thin majority ​ in Oxford West ​& Abingdon‎. Blackwood won the seat from …

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