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THE EURO EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN in an ambulance Tuesday May 13

Rufus Hound, Dr Louise Irvine and other Euro candidates are travelling around London in a 4x4 ambulance as they take their Euro Election campaign message around the capital’s hospitals. They'll be telling voters: "Use your Euro vote to send a strong clear message to politicians from across the political spectrum: stop running down and selling off our NHS. A vote …

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GPs who call for patient charges are supporting ‘zombie policies’

The National Health Action Party totally rejects calls by GPs for patient charges. The British Medical Association's annual local medical committee conference later are today debating charging for appointments. Under the plan, patients could be charged a flat fee of up to £25. The co-leader of the NHA Party, Dr Clive Peedell, who is a member of the BMA council, says …

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Mental health is a mess under this goverment

Statement from Dr Louise Irvine, London GP and MEP candidate for National Health Action Party in London (reaction to today’s story – Mental health patients forced to travel miles for care:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27285555) “Under this government, mental health is in a mess. “It’s clearly distressing for patients to be made to travel hundreds of miles for treatment, as revealed by this report. …

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Cancer specialist hits out at ageist, unethical and flawed comments over treatment of elderly cancer patients

A leading cancer specialist has hit out against calls for life-saving treatment to be denied to elderly patients. Consultant oncologist and co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell says comments by Professor Karl Sikora and proposals by the government agency NICE are effectively ageist, unethical, and clearly based on a flawed "unaffordability" argument. Professor Sikora, the former …

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Science author running in Euro elections for party opposing NHS cuts and privatisation

Science author who writes about black holes warns of NHS black hole as he announces he's running in Euro elections for party opposing NHS cuts and privatisation The author of What a Wonderful World: One Man’s Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff and other hugely popular science books, has announced his intention to stand in the European elections. Marcus Chown will be …

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Defer takeover of Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals Trust

Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting on the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust takeover of Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals Trust, Kieran McGregor, National Health Action Party candidate for Town Ward in Enfield, and Save Chase Farm campaigner made this statement:“The decision to move forward with the acquisition of BCF by the Royal Free should be deferred until the public have been consulted …

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NHA Party says ditch HS2 and divert money into housing

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of National Health Action Party We are in favour of undertaking major infrastructure projects to create a modern, balanced economy and which have proven benefits to the public. But we don't find the evidence convincing that HS2 will bring positive effects to the country or the British people, or that faster journey times are …

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Burnham following our lead on TTIP – but where is Miliband?

Reaction of Dr Clive Peedell to Andy Burnham calling for the NHS to be exempted from theTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the EU and the US.  http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-could-be-carved-open-by-us-healthcare-profiteers-warns-shadow-health-secretary-andy-burnham-9292530.html “It’s good to see that Labour are following our lead in calling for the NHS to be exempted from the TTIP. We’ve been calling for this for over …

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Don’t just ‘protest vote’, use your Euro-vote to save NHS -urges National Health Action Party at Euro Campaign Launch

“Use your Euro-vote to stop NHS privatisation” urges National Health Action Party at Euro Campaign Launch (Photos available here:  http://www.demotix.com/news/4581832/national-health-action-party-launches-european-election-campaign#media-4580873) ​ Londoners should use their vote in the upcoming Euro elections to send a strong clear message to politicians at Westminster and Brussels to stop the NHS privatisation. That was the message from the National Health Action Party as it …

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