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NHA Party: we need action now to save the NHS. What will be left to renationalise in a couple of years’ time won’t be ‘our NHS’.

The National Health Action Party broadly welcomes the announcement from Jeremy Corbyn that he is committed to renationalising the NHS. However, we are not confident that he understands that what is currently happening to the NHS will leave little left to be renationalised. An NHA party spokesman said, “It is right to talk of adopting policies to address the increasing …

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Court ruling on drug to prevent HIV highlights lack of responsibility and accountability of the NHS in England since the Health and Social Care Act (2012)

The debacle over who is responsible for providing a new 'pre-exposure prophylaxis' (PrEP) drug, intended to be taken regularly as a preventative by those at most risk of HIV, has highlighted the effect of the fragmentation of the NHS on its decision making. The drug, Truvada, is taken daily, and has been found to reduce the risk of infection in …

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NHA Party responds to Jeremy Hunt remaining in post as Health Secretary in Theresa May’s new cabinet

Press release 15th July 2016 An NHA party spokesman said, “Theresa May's decision to keep Jeremy Hunt in his role as Health Secretary has dashed any faint hope there may have been that the new Prime Minister intended a change of direction in health policy. I would like to remind her of her own stated position against closures of essential services …

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Guidelines on A&E admissions are there to save lives. The tragedies in the East of England will be followed by more once the Sustainability and Transformation Plans are in place

Press release National Health Action Party 15th July 2016 Changes are currently being forced through at speed throughout the NHS in England which emphasise care closer to home, people being healthy and staying out of A&E. The only safe way to implement such changes is to have proper consultation, strict guidelines and the right level of staff available to make …

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“‘Sustainability’ actually means removing services from the NHS and charging for them, says the Lords’ Committee on Long Term Sustainability of the NHS”

National Health Action Party Press Release 13th July 2016 The King's Fund report, Deficits in the NHS 2016, published on the 11th July 2016 argues that due to increased level in demand of services the NHS is fast becoming ‘unsustainable’. The report urges the government to be honest with the public about ‘realistic capacity’, the need for a reduced workforce …

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NHAs Dr Louise Irvine dispels the conspiracy theory around John McDonnell’s ‘clandestine’ meeting with NHS campaigners

The National Health Action Party understands a request has been made by Emma Reynolds MP to Iain McNicholl, General Secretary of the Labour Party to investigate whether John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, has been running secret policy groups in parallel with the formally constituted ones. The allegation concerns, amongst others, Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party’s executive committee …

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We’re pleased to announce our first representative in local government, in Llansantffraed Community Council

National Health Action Party press release 6th June 2016 Wales is often held up as an example of how the NHS can still be run as a public service even in times of public sector cuts and a push for privatisation. But Llansantffraed Community Councillor Harry Hayfield’s personal experience has led him to realise that whilst there are differences between …

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NHA issues warning about selling NHS blood plasma supplier to Chinese company Creat

National Health Action Party press release 25th May 2016 The National Health Action Party issued warnings in 2013 about the potentially dangerous consequences of selling the NHS' state owned blood plasma supplier, Plasma Resources UK (PRUK) to US private equity firm Bain Capital. Now we are issuing a warning again as it has been sold on. PRUK was specifically brought …

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Only 4 years after the Health & Social Care Act, the NHS is being subjected to another re-organisation so big you can see its ‘footprints’ from space

Press release for the National Health Action Party 20th May 2016: Dr Clive Peedell, leader of the National Health Action Party and a consultant clinical oncologist, has written today to the Secretary of State for Health asking for clarification of the legal status of changes being made to the NHS under the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). Dr Peedell said, …

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NHA member calls for resignation of Trust CEO and says CEOs should ‘stand up to government’

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/manager_of_nhs_trust_should_resign_over_comments_1_4546336   A GP and prominent political campaigner has called for the chief executive of Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to resign after she suggested the NHS may have to start charging patients for its services. Speaking on Radio Four last week, the trust’s CEO Susan Acott questioned the core NHS principle of universal healthcare free at the point of …

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