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National Health Action Party targets Euro elections and General Election

At today's Defend London's NHS rally, the co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell,  addressed the crowd. He attacked the Coalition government's dismantling of the NHS and targeted the euro elections next year and the 2015 General Election: "The Coalition Government has abused the democratic process with its unwanted and reckless top down reorganisation. Increasing NHS privatisation is at the heart of …

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The National Health Action Party is accusing the government of wasting money on the privatisation and marketisation of the NHS and pursuing austerity measures that are fuelling the current crisis in A&E.

Statement from NHA Party co-leader, Dr Clive Peedell: “The government’s NHS ‘disorganisation’ and austerity measures are diverting money from emergency services and fuelling the current A&E crisis”:  "The A&E crisis is a clear example of what happens when the Tories are left in charge of the NHS: £20bn funding cuts, hospital closures and bed closures, an expensive redisorganisation of the …

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National Health Action Party calls on the Prime Minister to exempt NHS from EU/US trade deal and stop irreversible NHS privatisation

13th May 2013 As David Cameron meets President Obama in Washington today to discuss a new EU/US trade deal, the National Health Action Party is calling on the Prime Minister to oppose an agreement that will permanently lock the NHS into private contracts.  The NHA Party says it’s crucial  the NHS is exempted from the global trade deal, which will be on …

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NHS faces increasing privatisation, greater inefficiency, wasted money and rising waiting lists, following last night’s vote in the Lords, says NHA Party

The leader of the National Health Action Party says the NHS is now facing increasing privatisation, greater inefficiency, wasted money and rising waiting lists, following last night's vote in the Lords. A Labour motion to annul controversial privatisation regulations was defeated by 145 votes to 242, with Lib Dems siding with the Tories. Dr Clive Peedell, who co-founded the NHA Party in the …

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Letter in today’s Daily Telegraph: More than 60 doctors, health care workers and authors sign letter to drop NHS privatisation regulations being debated in House of Lords today

More than 60 doctors, professors, health care workers and NHS campaigners, plus the authors Philip Pullman and Mark Haddon, have signed a letter which appears in the Daily Telegraph today calling for the dropping of NHS privatisation regulations just hours before a crucial vote in the House of Lords. It says the true nature of the NHS reform has been misrepresented …

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LORDS MUST VOTE TO DROP NHS PRIVATISATION REGULATIONS, SAYS NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION PARTY

Controversial Government regulations that will force nearly nearly every part of the NHS to be opened up to compulsory competition must be thrown out by the House of Lords next week, says the National Health Action Party. The National Health Action party is demanding the contentious section 75 regulations of the Health & Social Care Act be withdrawn and replaced …

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Cancer doctor completes 35 mile marathon dressed as David Cameron with his poodle Cleggy to highlight Tory & Lib Dem dismantling of the NHS

Just as the Grand National ended, a cancer doctor completed a far more gruelling 35 mile ultra-marathon in which he ran from Leeds to Sheffield dressed as David Cameron with his orange poodle Cleggy, to highlight the Tory and Lib Dem government’s dismantling of the NHS. Dr Clive Peedell, the consultant oncologist, who co-founded the NHA Party last November following …

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Marathon man cancer doctor running from Leeds to Sheffield this Saturday dressed as Cameron with his poodle Cleggy, to highlight dismantling of NHS & Lib Dem collusion

The National Health Action Party leader Dr Clive Peedell will literally be running to save the NHS this Saturday – in an ultra-marathon from Leeds to Sheffield. The consultant oncologist, who co-founded the NHA Party last November following serious concerns about the Coalition Government's NHS reforms, will be running an ultra-marathon on April 6th to draw attention to the introduction of …

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STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL HEATLH ACTION PARTY ON THE WAY FORWARD FOLLOWING THE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE ACT

By the co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell   "April the 1st 2013 signalled the end of a nationalised English NHS. We now have an English healthcare INDUSTRY, not a NATIONAL Health Service. The new legislation will drive increasing privatisation of health services. Core health services currently provided free at the point of use will diminish …

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Death certificate of the NHS is published

The death certificate of the National Health Service is published today. Cause of death: Health & Social Care Act 2012 . Contributory causes: Thatcherism, Orange Book liberalism, neoliberal doctrine and the failure of New Labour.   The mock certificate is issued by the National Health Action Party, founded last year by doctors and health care professionals seriously worried about the …

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