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Cameron’s plan for 7 day a week GP access is an empty populist pledge

Reaction to David Cameron’s pledge of 7 day a week GP access from co-leader Dr Clive Peedell  (below) and London GP, Dr Louise Irvine. NHA’s Dr Louise Irvine, London GP and prospective parliamentary candidate for SW Surrey, the seat of Jeremy Hunt: “This is utter nonsense. It is an empty populist pledge. Many of the pilot schemes that he claims ... Read More »

NHA leaders making the news over burglars and celebrity parking tickets

Both NHA leaders have been making the news this week for rather unexpected reasons. Dr Richard Taylor, recovering from a recent hip operation, scared off a would-be burglar who tried to smash his way into his home using a pair of garden secateurs: While Dr Clive Peedell had to apologise to comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown  when he got a hospital ... Read More »

Support for NHS strike

Health workers in England are to stage a four-hour strike on 13 October, the Unison union has announced.Up to half a million NHS staff could take part in the strike action over pay, after being denied a 1% salary rise by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, despite a recommendation by the independent Pay Review Body. It will be the first NHS ... Read More »

Ed Miliband is listening but needs to go further on the NHS

Statement from co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell, on Ed Milband’s conference speech on the NHS:   “It’s heartening that Ed Miliband is hearing our message about stepping up to the plate on the NHS.    His announcements on increasing tax and cracking down on tax dodging to plug the NHS funding gap are two of the measures we ... Read More »

Our NHS checklist for Labour

1. Introduce a temporary tax increase specifically to tackle the immediate NHS funding crisis. 2. Halt NHS privatisation and scrap the internal market, thereby saving over £5 billion currently wasted on these policies and enabling the UK to increase NHS spending to the level of other G7 countries.  3. Crack down on tax dodging to recoup as much as possible of the ... Read More »