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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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The Junior Doctor contract

​​National Health Action Party press release 19th May 2016 The National Health Action Party remains very concerned at the Government’s plans to press ahead with a '7 day NHS' as apparent in the ACAS statement on the junior doctors' contract. Dr Clive Peedell says "The NHS is already buckling under pressure with a crisis in A+E, rising waiting lists, General …

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London’s elected representatives must work together to stop the destruction of health services in the capital

National Health Action Party press release 13th May 2016   The National Health Action Party leader, Dr Clive Peedell, has called today for London's elected representatives, at all levels, to come together to call a halt to the loss of hospital beds in the capital. 500 beds, the equivalent of an entire hospital, are being cut in West London in …

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Dr Clive Peedell in local press re consultant cover for strike

"Cancer consultant Dr Clive Peedell, who stood for the National Health Action Party for Chipping Norton at the general election, said: “Urgent and emergency provision (including maternity, oncology, renal dialysis, trauma and other urgent services) will continue. Non-urgent elective operations and outpatient appointments are being rescheduled and all patients affected will have been contacted and offered an alternative appointment. “We …

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Dr Clive Peedell in the Guardian in support of junior doctors

"Peedell said: “We fully support the junior doctors strike because the imposed new contract will have catastrophic long-term consequences for patient care. “There is already a shortage of junior doctors and serious rota gaps in key emergency services. The new contract will actually discourage young doctors from choosing the highly pressured emergency specialties, worsening the current situation.” In the event …

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