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National Health Action Party condemns shelving of plain cigarette packaging plans

Statement from co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell: "We utterly condemn the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for shelving plans for plain cigarette packaging. "As a lung cancer specialist, I'm appalled. It sends out totally the wrong public health message. The government should be showing leadership in promoting public health and preventative medicine, not pandering to big …

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Billions of pounds could be saved from the NHS budget without shutting hospital, says the National Health Action Party.

Reacting to Sir David Nicholson's warning of a £30 billion NHS black hole, the co-leader of the NHA Party, Dr Richard Taylor, revealed that work done when he was an MP on the Health Select Committee came up with billions of pounds of savings and there is no need for harsh cutbacks: "Sir David Nicholson believes that this saving can …

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Switch your donations to us, urges leader of National Health Action Party following Miliband union funding pledge

Responding to Ed Miliband's pledge to end the automatic union levy to Labour, the co-leader of the National Health Action Party and former MP Dr Richard Taylor urged union members and other donors to considering switching their contributions to his party instead: "There may be many union members and other donors to all political parties who are concerned about the …

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‘Cameron’ buries the NHS in his Witney constituency’

'David Cameron' buried the NHS in his Witney constituency on Saturday (July 6th) in a funeral ceremony on Church Green.   The spoof burial was performed by the co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell, who had just completed a staggering 65 mile run from London to Oxfordshire. The 21-hour CAMarathon began on Friday (July 5th) afternoon in Westminster with a funeral …

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10-point plan to reinstate, protect and improve the NHS

Suspending the closure of A&E departments, repealing the government’s NHS reforms and reinstating the NHS as the preferred provider of health care are among the measures in a 10-point plan announced today by the National Health Action Party. The new political party, launched by doctors and health care professionals, will be fielding candidates at the 2015 general election.  The 10 …

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“Jeremy Hunt’s health tourism announcement is more about protecting the Tories from UKIP than protecting the NHS and its patients” says Dr Clive Peedell

"It's currently unclear how serious a problem this really is. Estimates I’ve heard bandied about today have varied from £12 million to billions. It may well be that this is costing us just 0.01% of the NHS budget. Of course we want to ensure that British families don't feel that foreigners are getting free access to already overstretched health services …

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JULY 5/6th – The CAMarathon: NHA Party leader to run 65 miles on 65th anniversary of NHS to bury NHS coffin in Cameron’s backyard

On the 65th anniversary of the NHS, co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell, will be running 65 miles through the night from Parliament to David Cameron’s Witney constituency where he will bury the coffin of the NHS – and reveal how the NHA Party intends to resurrect the NHS. He will be joined for the first part …

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NHA Party says Chancellor has announced a pro-austerity spending review which will further damage economy and 0.01% NHS budget rise is derisory

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party: “This is a pro-austerity spending review, which will further damage the economy. Hard working public sector workers are being punished for the failure of bankers. If people have less money in their pockets, that cannot benefit economic growth. We should be investing in public services, not wasting money …

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NHS top-up fees are “irresponsible, dangerous and an administrative nightmare and will lead to 2-tier health care,” says National Health Action Party

Suggestions that NHS top-up fees be introduced are being dismissed as “irresponsible, dangerous and an administrative nightmare” by the National Health Action Party, which says they will lead to 2 tier health care. The British Medical Association, meeting in Edinburgh this week has voted to engage the public in debate about the future affordability if the NHS.   This has …

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