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Dont’ blame patients for A&E crisis – waiting figures worst ever yet attendances up less than 5.5%

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party on A&E's 'worst week' in England, with the lowest percentage of patients seen within four hours since monitoring began in 2010. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30541135) "The reason A&E  is in crisis is not because too many people are attending A&E as there has only been a small rise in ​the number of ​people …

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Calls for a halt to downgrading of Stafford Hospital as ambulance crisis putting lives at risk

The following statement has been initiated and prepared by Karen Howell, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the National Health Action Party in Stafford. ​She has also sought and received the support of: Jeremy Lefroy: Member of Parliament for Stafford and Kate Godfrey, prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Labour Party in Stafford.   It has been reported in the Staffordshire Newsletter: http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Stafford-hospital-politicians-say-Stoke-transfer/story-25738467-detail/story.html   Press Statement …

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Damaging impact of privatisation as consultants quit & service axed

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party and consultant clinical oncologist, on news that one of the biggest teaching trusts in England has been forced to axe its renowned acute dermatology service following an “exodus” of medical consultants after the transfer of their contract to private provider Circle (story here: http://www.hsj.co.uk/news/exclusive-service-hit-by-staff-exodus-after-ccg-transfers-contract-to-circle/5077702.article?blocktitle=More-headlines&contentID=7838#.VJFlfYusU00) "This is a prime example of …

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Is it acceptable that more and more people in Britain are going hungry?

This week saw the launch of the Evidence Review for the All-Party parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in Britain.    Dr Carl Walker, our candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham was one of a range of experts, national anti-poverty organisations and campaigners who submitted written evidence as part of the review.  Dr Walker is also principal lecturer in psychology at the University of Brighton …

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A+E attendances aren’t the problem – it’s ‘exit block’ and lack of A+E doctors and hospital beds

A&E units across the UK are struggling to hit their waiting time targets according to latest figures. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30433575) But London GP Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party has been studying the A&E figures and says the breach in waiting times is NOT because more people are visiting A&E units:   “It’s incorrect to say that A&E waiting time targets …

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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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