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Cameron is a silent assassin with a contract out on the NHS

Make sure you read and share this great article from Evening Standard columnist Rosamund Urwin: The PM’s silent assent to the NHS death sentence“Think back to 2010. In the run-up to the General Election, David Cameron declared that the NHS would be his “No 1 priority”. Then those posters appeared, with an oddly unblemished image of the Tory leader that was straight ... Read More »

Government must stop wasting money on NHS agency staff

The Government is to blame for millions of pounds of NHS money being wasted on agency staff. ​An investigation by Sky News has revealed how much the NHS is relying on agency staff and how an agency was paid £1800 for supplying a nurse to work a bank holiday shift. http://news.sky.com/story/1310468/nhs-hospital-paid-1800-a-day-for-nurse The National Health Action Party’s Kathryn Anderson, who’s a ... Read More »

Halt hospital closures as well as NHS privatisation

Statement from NHA co-leader Dr Clive Peedell: “We welcome Andy Burnham’s call for a halt to NHS privatisation until after the general election. As we have consistently said, the coalition has misled the public who neither knew about nor voted for such a policy. It’s important that the British public now realise what is going on under their very noses: ... Read More »

Closure plans for Charing Cross Hospital much worse than expected

NHA’s Dr Louise Irvine says there is shock at the unexpected plans to close Charing Cross A&E despite government assurances to the contrary “Last week Imperial Healthcare trust which runs Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals announced proposals to close Charing Cross Hospital. The proposals are far more extensive than local people were led to expect. “The plans include demolishing ... Read More »

An NHS tax isn’t the answer to funding gap

The National Health Action Party rejects the proposed ideas from the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party to address the £30 billion hole in NHS finances using a hypothecated NHS tax through National Insurance Contributions. Dr Clive Peedell, NHA co-leader, said: “This is a socially regressive idea, because National Insurance is levied entirely on earned income, so it hits workers ... Read More »

Protest camp at Stafford Hospital gathers support

NHA’s Dr Louise Irvine will be joining NHS campaigners as they head to Stafford this weekend to lend their support to the Support Stafford Hospital Group who have set up a protest camp outside Stafford Hospital to demonstrate against plans to downgrade services. Following the Francis Report, it was announced that Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is to be scrapped in ... Read More »