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Witney by election

Candidate listings http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/witney-by-election-when-is-it-and-who-will-replace-david-cameron/ Hustings - Helen is on the right in the photo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14800807.Second_Witney_by_election_hustings_is_taking_place_tonight/  

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NHA member calls for resignation of Trust CEO and says CEOs should ‘stand up to government’

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/manager_of_nhs_trust_should_resign_over_comments_1_4546336   A GP and prominent political campaigner has called for the chief executive of Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to resign after she suggested the NHS may have to start charging patients for its services. Speaking on Radio Four last week, the trust’s CEO Susan Acott questioned the core NHS principle of universal healthcare free at the point of …

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Dr Clive Peedell in local press re consultant cover for strike

"Cancer consultant Dr Clive Peedell, who stood for the National Health Action Party for Chipping Norton at the general election, said: “Urgent and emergency provision (including maternity, oncology, renal dialysis, trauma and other urgent services) will continue. Non-urgent elective operations and outpatient appointments are being rescheduled and all patients affected will have been contacted and offered an alternative appointment. “We …

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Dr Clive Peedell rounds on head of NHS Providers – reported in Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/society/live/2016/feb/10/junior-doctors-strike-second-24-hour-walkout-over-new-contracts-live-updates?page=with:block-56bb0928e4b0410f76d1b54b Clive Peedell, leader of the National Health Action Party, has rounded on the head of NHS Providers for calling on Hunt to intervene by imposing contracts. Earlier Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said: “If the BMA won’t accept a fair and reasonable offer, then, yes, it is legitimate and sensible for the secretary of state to consider …

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Dr Clive Peedell quoted in the Western Gazette on junior doctors’ strike

http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Operations-cancelled-Yeovil-District-Hospital/story-28701421-detail/story.htm By Western Gazette - Yeovil  |  Posted: February 09, 2016 On Wednesday, 10 February at 8am junior doctors are due to strike over contract disputes concerning Jeremy Hunt's desire for a 24/7 NHS. The strike by members of the British Medical Association (BMA) is due to last exactly 24 hours up until Thursday, 11 February at 8am. As things …

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The NHS is suffering from under investment and wasteful commercialisation (Guardian letters)

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/01/this-is-the-nhs-inspiration-heartbreak-and-cold-hard-cash The government know that the key to their devious and subversive plot to privatise the NHS has to be to soften up the public to the idea. This started years ago, even before Andrew Lansley blocked the release of a report praising the service, and continues with the almost daily denigration of the quality of care. Much of the …

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Clive Peedell says government’s stewardship of NHS ‘appalling’ in the Mirror

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/furious-doctors-stage-first-walk-6864699 Angry junior doctors say dangerous demands made by Jeremy Hunt forced them to take the controversial step of voting for a total walkout. Patient groups have warned that the move would plunge the NHS into chaos and put people at risk. The British Medical Association said its members were left with no alternative. In a devastating rebuke to the …

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