News and Comment

Don’t ignore us and stop messing with our NHS

The people of Scotland have issued a clear warning to politicians at Westminster with two main messages: Don’t ignore us. Stop messing with our NHS. In polls, the second most common reason given for voting Yes (after “disaffection with Westminster politics”) was the National Health Service. Even among No voters, the NHS was among the top three concerns affecting how ... Read More »

The Scottish referendum campaign showed how much voters value the NHS

NHA staunch supporter and Euro election candidate, Rufus Hound, has written a cracking article in the New Statesman. Rufus writes: “Whatever else it has done, Scotland’s referendum debate has finally woken many south of the border to the once-creeping, now-galloping privatisation of their own NHS. Hell, even Andrew Marr talked last weekend, on prime time Sunday morning TV no less, about the dangers ... Read More »

Cameron’s embarrassment over failure of scheme for 7 day a week GP opening

The Prime Minister should be highly embarrassed that a flagship scheme he announced at last year’s Tory Party Conference has yet to get properly off the ground, says NHA’s Dr Louise Irvine. Pulse Magazine reports that the Prime Minister’s seven-day GP access schemes are yet to start. In an article today, it says: “The Government’s £50m flagship scheme to open surgeries ... Read More »

How the press have been reporting news of NHA candidates standing in the general election

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt faces seat challenge from one of country’s top doctors – Mirror Online: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/health-secretary-jeremy-hunt-faces-4172993 Louise Irvine on BBC London news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04g0sjq/bbc-london-news-07092014 Jeremy Hunt facing election battle with GP Louise Irvine:  http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/jeremy-hunt-facing-election-battle-7728097 Nurse to stand against IDS: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/chingford/11458748.Nurse_to_stand_against_IDS/ Meet the pain management nurse who is set to unseat Iain Duncan Smith: http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2014/09/10/meet-the-pain-management-nurse-who-is-set-to-unseat-iain-duncan-smith/ Welling GP to stand for parliament in ... Read More »