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Comment on Jeremy Hunt’s plans for the NHS reported in the Sunday Times of 11 August 2013 from Dr Richard Taylor.

"Of course the NHS must reform (“Hunt: NHS must reform or it will fail”, Sunday Times, 11 August). This report states that Mr Hunt plans returning GPs to their traditional role, a seven-day NHS, returning senior doctors to hospital management, renewing plans for electronic patient records and tackling waste in the NHS. These plans could improve patient safety and quality of care …

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Government’s short term A+E “bailout” fund is a sticking plaster over massive cracks in the NHS, says NHA Party

Reacting to the announcement of a £500m "bailout" for struggling A&E departments, the co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell said: "The Government's announcement of £500 million to prop up A+E services is no more than a sticking plaster over the massive cracks in the NHS that they have created by their disastrous reforms and spending cuts. "This figure of …

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Berwick Report is unnecessary and unworkable in the face of government health policy says National Health Action Party

Statement from co-leader of the NHA Party Dr Richard Taylor, former MP and ex-member of the Health Select Committee: “When will this government stop commissioning reviews and start implementing them? The last Health Select Committee issued its report on patient safety on 3 July 2009. As with all such reports this was extensively researched. It was assisted and advised by …

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The National Health Action Party says Dr Dan Poulter’s new document on improving NHS procurement highlights Tory hypocrisy on the NHS.

Co-leader of the NHA Party, Dr Clive Peedell said: "One of the great strengths of the NHS is that it is a monopsony - in other words, it is the dominant buyer in the market. That means the NHS should be able to procure pharmaceuticals and medical devices at big discounts. "However, the NHS has a poor track record on …

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FORMER MP TO STAND AGAIN TO FIGHT GOVERNMENT’S NHS DEVASTATION

Former MP and co-leader of the National Health Action Party Dr Richard Taylor has announced he’s standing again at the 2015 General Election. The ex-member of the Health Select Committee says he’s been forced into action by the government’s disastrous NHS reforms. It was intense anger over the drastic downgrading of the charter-marked Kidderminster hospital that led Dr Taylor to …

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£1bn NHS sell-off condemned by National Health Action Party

The National Health Action Party has condemned the decision by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group to initiate the largest NHS sell-off to date, saying that it will ultimately lead to reduced quality of care and increased costs- and is clear evidence that the NHS is being broken apart and sold off by this government. The contract for providing health …

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National Health Action Party horrified by Cambs and Peterborough £1B service tender

The National Health Action Party has attacked the decision by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group ("CCG") to initiate the largest NHS sell-off to date, the tendering of older person care services, saying that it will ultimately lead to reduced quality of care and increased costs. The contract, estimated to be in the order of £700Million to over £1Billion, marks …

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‘Zombie GPs’ who call for patient charges attacked by National Health Action Party

The National Health Action Party is rejecting calls by GPs for patient charges and accusing them of supporting ‘zombie policies'. A survey in the doctors' magazine Pulse shows that over half of GPs polled want to charge patients for routine appointments.  The co-leader of the NHA Party, Dr Clive Peedell, who is a member of the BMA council, says charging actually …

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Two-faced responses on Keogh review

The attempts by ministers and by the right wing media to hype up the findings of Sir Bruce Keogh’s review of 14 hospitals have demonstrated that the main focus of government attention is not patient safety but undermining public confidence in the NHS as a prelude to further privatisation. Jeremy Hunt’s decision to put eleven of the hospitals under “special …

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