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The media shouldn’t take the rationale for cutting 17 procedures from the NHS at face-value

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Despite the government’s recent announcement that the NHS can expect a year-on-year funding increase of 3.3% - supposedly being paid for in part by a Brexit windfall - NHS England have announced plans to cut, or severely restrict, 17 supposedly ineffective treatments. The NHA have previously pointed out, both here and here, that the government’s claims are not to be …

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NHA Party Thanks the Nation’s Carers and Commits to Reforms

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Following the publication of the annual Carer’s Survey, commissioned by Carer’s UK and gaining over six thousand responses, the NHAP wishes to place on record its appreciation of the work that carers (both paid and unpaid) do for the country. According to the survey, there are an estimated 6½ million carers (14% of the UK electorate as of June 2017), …

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Dr Louise Irvine interviewed by BBC London and LBC

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This week the NHS has been thrust back into the political spotlight after the Institute for Fiscal Studies released a report which claims spending on the NHS has to increase by 3.3% over the next fifteen years to match current performance. The report also claims that it would require a 4% increase if services were to improve. And that a …

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A View from the Frontline

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By Kane Shaw, Press and Media Officer to the National Health Action Party, and Dr Louise Irvine, Secretary to the National Health Action Party We need to challenge the dehumanisation of migrants and asylum seekers The fallout from the Windrush Scandal shows no sign of abating. Members of the National Health Action Party have previously put forward our views on …

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Dr Chris Day’s victory over Health Education England is a vindication of the rights of Junior Doctors across England, but his battle is far from over

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By Kane Shaw, NHA Press and Media Officer The NHA Party congratulates Dr Chris Day on his victory over Health Education England (HEE), who have been confirmed as the de facto employer of junior doctors in training and are therefore subject to whistleblowing law. Dr Day's tribunal against HEE can now proceed later this year. HEE's admission that it is …

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Health policy doesn’t operate in a vacuum – it is time Labour and the Conservatives realised that

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By Dr Louise Irvine, Secretary to the National Health Action Party Last week we saw the omnishambles that is Theresa May’s Government refuse entry to 100 Indian doctors planning to work in our National Health Service.  They had been offered posts that would fill much needed staffing gaps in the NHS. Labour responded by calling for healthcare professionals to be …

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Discriminatory voter ID checks should be scrapped

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Figures from the voter ID check trials in Bromley, Woking, Gosport, Watford and Swindon on Thursday show around 4,000 voters were turned away. That means 1 in 60 voters were denied the right to vote. Compared with the 1 in 1.6 million rate of voter impersonation reported at the 2017 General Election, this would mean having to block around 25,000 people …

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