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Catch up on NHA in the news this week

Another very active week in the media for the NHA Party…   Pounds for lbs: Government to PAY fat people if they lose weight – Dr Clive Peedell in Daily Mirror NHA co-leader Clive Peedell on the NHS funding gap (BBC Radio Five Live) Dr Louise Irvine talks to BBC London about NHS England’s Five Year Plan We must be proactive ... Read More »

Reaction to Simon Stevens’ NHS report – unrealistic and will fall on deaf ears

Statement from National Health Action Party co-leader, Dr Clive Peedell: “Simons Stevens’ projected £22bn savings are unrealistic and his call on political parties to fill an £8bn funding gap will fall on deaf ears. Despite the swift declarations of political support for the principles of his plan for the next five years of the NHS, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens is ... Read More »

Unethical to offer cash for dementia diagnosis

Statement from London GP Dr Louise Irvine, of the National Health Action Party on news story that GPs are to be paid £55 for each dementia diagnosis: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29718618)   “It’s offensive to offer money to GPs to make medical diagnoses. This is ‘cash for diagnosis’ and is unethical. GPs don’t need to be bribed to do a job they’re already doing, of diagnosing and treating or ... Read More »