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Hyprocisy of Clegg – says NHA suicide awareness campaign organiser

Statement from the National Health Action Party's​ candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham,​ Dr Carl Walker, co-author of 'Work and the Mental Health Crisis in Britain', chair of the European Community Psychology Association task force on austerity and mental health, and public suicide awareness campaign organiser​:​ "Nick Clegg has no legitimacy to call for an overhaul ​​of how the NHS tackles suicides. Having …

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NHA Party’s Action Plan for A&E

Statement from Dr Bob Gill of the National Health Action Party on latest A&E figures and NHA Party’s A&E Action Plan:‎ “Although this past week there’s been a fall in the number of people turning up at A&E and hence a slight drop in waiting times breaches, these figures are still unacceptable. Behind these statistics are real people left on …

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NHA Party calling for fact-finding inquiry into Hinchingbrooke and return of hospital to NHS

The National Health Action Party is calling for a full fact-finding inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of private company Circle fr​om the running of Hinchingbooke Hospital - and for the hospital to be brought back under NHS management. Speaking ahead of today's public meeting in Huntingdon, co-leader of the NHA Party, Dr Clive Peedell said: "Tory and Labour …

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Oxford worst in country for cancelled operations

Cancelled operations at ‎Oxford University hospitals are the worst in the country according to latest figures​ reported in the Observer. (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/10/a-and-e-doctors-warn-patient-misery-planned-surgery?CMP=twt_gu​)​ Statement from Dr Helen Salisbury, National Health Action Party general election candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon:"Cancelled operations are rising fast and patients of the Oxford University Hospitals Trust are suffering most with 792 procedures postponed so far this …

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Circle withdrawal from Hinchingbrooke Hospital and CQC pasting show up folly of NHS privatisation

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party  "The withdrawal of Circle just 3 years into its controversial 10-year contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital is exactly what we warned and predicted would happen and illustrates the folly of private sector involvement in our NHS. When the going gets tough, the private sector gets going - dumping patients and leaving …

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Jeremy Hunt trying to twist the truth over Lewisham closure

The chair of the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign has hit out against the Health Secretary for misleading the Commons yesterday over ​his role in ​the proposed closure of Lewisham A&E​. Dr Louise Irvine, who's standing for the National Health Action Party against Jeremy Hunt in South West Surrey at the general election, was reacting to Mr Hunt's claim, in ​ a Commons​  answer to Labour MP Clive Efford,  that …

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Abysmal government failure to avert A&E crisis

Statement on A&E figures from Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party, who's standing against Jeremy Hunt in South West Surrey at the general election "The worst ever A&E waiting figures, hospitals around the country declaring 'major incidents' and having to cancel operations and turn away patients. This is our NHS brought to its knees by this government's …

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Farage fabricating problem over doctors not speaking ‘proper’ English

‎Statement from Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party reacting to Nigel Farage's comments on banning doctors who don't speak 'proper English': ‎ "Nigel Farage is fabricating a problem over doctors not speaking 'proper' English. This is a non-issue. He provides no evidence that doctors' inability to speak English is a problem in the NHS. "Furthermore, in calling …

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