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Simon Stevens must tell Jeremy Hunt to stop closing local hospitals

  Statement from London GP, Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party “We welcome Simon Stevens’ intervention but if he is seriously committed to local hospitals playing a bigger role, he must ensure that the government’s hospital closure programme is halted.  He should tell Jeremy Hunt it’s time for this government to stop its damaging hospital closure programme. …

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NHA Party backs local hospital campaigner as Independent candidate in Newark by-election

The National Health Action Party is backing a Newark Hospital campaigner running in next week's by-election. Paul Baggaley, currently a Newark local councillor and the driving force behind the Say Yes to Newark Hospital, is standing as an Independent in the Newark by-election. Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party said: "The public are rightly concerned about …

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A huge achievement for NHA Party – the fight goes on

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine, one of the National Health Action Party's MEP candidates for London: "Obviously it's disappointing not to win a seat but getting 23,253 votes is a huge achievement for a new party with virtually no public awareness, no media coverage, and no money, resources or local party infrastructure.  The sad fact is that for the majority …

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NHA local candidates beat mainstream parties

Our candidates made important inroads in the local elections and beat mainstream parties. In Liverpool, Louise Boothroyd came from nowhere to come second to Labour, beating the Tories, Liberals and Greens. http://nhaparty.org/weve-come-second-in-liverpool-ward/ In Hammersmith & Fulham, Dede Wilson took 3rd spot, beating all three Lib Dems. http://nhaparty.org/our-local-candidate-in-fulham-beats-all-3-lib-dems/ In Rotherham, Naveen Judah was a decisive factor in pushing Labour into 3rd place: http://nhaparty.org/labour-under-pressure-in-rotherham/ …

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Government has been rumbled in blaming patients for A&E crisis

Today's report by the College of Emergency Medicine, that the vast majority of A&E patients are right to be there, blows to pieces the government's claim that patients are to blame for the A&E crisis by overusing the service. As we have said countless times, the real culprit for overloaded A&Es is this government for cutting beds, doctors and social care …

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Our stance on GM foods

Genetically-modified foods have the potential to solve many of the world's hunger and malnutrition problems by improving yields in difficult environments and to help protect and preserve the environment by increasing yield and reducing reliance upon chemical pesticides and herbicides.But there are many problematic areas including understanding their impact on immune systems, safety testing, regulation, international trade policy and food …

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Disgraceful this goverment can even contemplate allowing private companies to profit from vulnerable children

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party on government plans to privatise child protection services. (Story here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/16/privatise-child-protection-services-department-for-education-proposes) "It's disgraceful that this government can even contemplate allowing private companies to make a profit from vulnerable children. "The proposed outsourcing and privatisation of child protection services is yet another example of this government's ideological obsession with dismantling …

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The Emergency Euro Campaign for London – Round 2

Last week the National Health Action Party’s  Euro Election candidates for London travelled around the capital in an ambulance visiting 10 hospitals in 10 hours. (Details here: http://nhaparty.org/were-taking-our-euro-campaign-around-londons-hospitals-in-an-ambulance-2/) On Monday, they’re back on board and will heading for Downing Street, the Department of Health, Europe House, Great Ormond Street Hospital and then heading west to Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals. …

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Dr Clive Peedell reaction to Ed Miliband speech

Co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell says:"Ed Miliband would have more credibility on theNHS and regain the trust of staff & the public, if he started by acknowledging & apologising for New Labour's past mistakes. Yes, they did increase funding substantially, but this came at a huge cost for the founding principles of the NHS. Their …

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THE EURO EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN in an ambulance Tuesday May 13

Rufus Hound, Dr Louise Irvine and other Euro candidates are travelling around London in a 4x4 ambulance as they take their Euro Election campaign message around the capital’s hospitals. They'll be telling voters: "Use your Euro vote to send a strong clear message to politicians from across the political spectrum: stop running down and selling off our NHS. A vote …

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