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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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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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