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Alex Ashman

Surgical trainee in Bristol. Member of NHA executive committee. In charge of NHA Facebook page and YouTube channel.

NHA supports JR4NHS


Stephen Hawking, Allyson Pollock and colleagues have launched a legal challenge to stop Jeremy Hunt and NHS England from proceeding with plans to turn local NHS bodies into Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs). Here are some facts about ACOs: ACOs will be given the money for your care as an insurance premium, and will pay out only for certain treatments - like …

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The NHS: Something Has Got To Give


This week we have seen an NHS trust chair resign in protest at the unrealistic demands placed on the NHS by the government. This follows news last month that Theresa May has told NHS England CEO Simon Stevens that he will be accountable for NHS England's winter performance, shortly after Stevens himself spoke out over NHS funding. The NHS is struggling as …

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AGM 2017 Results


We'd like to thank everyone who took part in our AGM last weekend, be it in person or through online voting. We successfully introduced a new constitution, confirmed the minutes of last year's online AGM, did some important housekeeping, and welcomed six new members to the National Executive Committee. You can login to nhap.org and view the AGM minutes here: http://nhap.org/agm-2017-minutes/ We had …

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NHS privatisation exposed


Following our Freedom of Information request campaign launched in January this year, The Independent has published an exclusive report on the substantial private healthcare income of several NHS hospitals. In particular, the Royal Marsden stated that over the last 5 years the number of private patients using their facilities has increased by 31%, and private healthcare now represents nearly a third of the trust's income. Furthermore, the …

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Announcing the NHA AGM & Conference 2017


Saturday 18th November 2017 Old Library, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX AGM 11:30-13:00 Lunch 13:00-13:45 Conference 13:45-16:00 The National Health Action Party would like to invite all our members and supporters to our 2017 conference. Theme: Progressive alliances and collaborative campaigning Speakers: Louise Irvine (NHA candidate against Jeremy Hunt, 2015 + 2017) Steve Williams (Progressive Alliance Campaign) Jacky Davis (author of NHS SOS) …

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Time to fight back on the STPs


There's been some encouraging news regarding STPs, the 44 local 'partnerships' being created to centralise and downsize NHS provision. Each STP has a tight budget enforced by NHS England, meaning service closures are inevitable. Clinical Commissioning Groups have so far been told to do whatever their STP tells them, else there will be no new funding. But now City & Hackney …

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National Health Action Party launches 2017 Election Manifesto


National Health Action Party press release 29 May 2017 The National Health Action Party have today released their 2017 Election Manifesto. Dr Alex Ashman, junior doctor and NHA co-leader, "We are constantly being promised a public debate about the future of the NHS. The time to have that debate is now, at the ballot box. We want an honest and open …

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