"Jeremy Hunt wants to impose the contract on the junior doctors to fulfil a manifesto commitment for a ‘seven day a week NHS’. Let’s talk seriously about what that means. We have a seven day a week NHS. I would like to repeat that. We have a seven day a week NHS. As it stands at the moment most of …Read More »
Denial of care is an inevitable result of financial difficulties and the dismantling of the NHS, says Dr Clive Peedell
It is no surprise to the National Health Action Party that the Royal College of Surgeons has announced that: One in three CCGs (34%) have at least one policy that denies patients access to surgery if they smoke or have a high body mass index. More than one in five CCGs (22%) are restricting hip and knee replacements for obese …Read More »
With the announcement of the GP 5 Year Forward View we need to debunk the myth that Simon Stevens’ Plan is good for the NHS or good for patients
The NHS England GP 'rescue package' is no such thing. It is the outsourcing of care to lower skilled professionals and to self-management through online care packages. The offer of money now when GPs’ backs are against the wall after a decade of de-funding is being used to lever agreement to the drastic reshaping of the service. NHS England CEO Simon …Read More »
Dr Clive Peedell challenges NHS Providers and NHS Confederation: after the Jeremy Hunt debacle, who does support the contract imposition on Junior Doctors?
Dr Clive Peedell challenges NHS Providers and NHS Confederation: after the Jeremy Hunt debacle, who does support the contract imposition on Junior Doctors? The Junior Doctors’ legal action has highlighted that the Secretary of State for Health gave away responsibility for the NHS as a whole with the creation of the Health & Social Care Act (2012). NHS England, NHS …Read More »
NHS staff and patients should not stay silent. It is time to demand an end to the wilful destruction of our national maternity care before we see further tragedy. Jessica Ormerod, NHA maternity spokesperson
The devastating news that baby Kristian Jaworski died because his mother was denied a caesarean section due to cost is shocking. There can be no recompense for such a tragedy for this family except the expectation that this will never happen again. Money being spent in the wrong places is driving the NHS to make changes which will worsen patient …Read More »
Dr Louise Irvine at Farnham 'Meet the Doctors'. She will be at the second Farnham 'Meet the Doctors' on 16th April. http://www.farnhamherald.com/article.cfm?id=109901&headline=Doctors%20claim%20massive%20support§ionIs=news&searchyear=2016 Campaign team's Deborah Harrington on NHS privatisation http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-threat-to-nhs-isn-t-eu-but-creeping-privatisation-at-home-1-7853849</> Nick Dowson, NHA's Northern Co-ordinator was one of the organisers of the 'March to Save the NHS' in Newcastle Saturday 9th http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/health/14411207.Junior_doctors_to_march_in_Newcastle_in_bid_to__Save_the_NHS_/ and http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-junior-doctors-lead-11151666 NHA Executive Committee Member Dr Paul …Read More »
In the wake of the Panama revelations, the role of companies who have been investigated for promoting tax avoidance and who hold NHS and other public service contracts should be urgently reviewed, says Dr Clive Peedell, leader of the National Health Action Party
With the exposure of the Panama Papers it is surely time once and for all to put a stop to tax avoiding companies bidding for contracts within the NHS and our other public services. Dr Clive Peedell said "The government has announced this week that the UK will bring forward plans to introduce a criminal offence for corporations …Read More »
The madness of Osbornomics must surely be obvious now as the NHS is to be charged market rents for its own properties. Dr Clive Peedell is calling for this policy to be reversed immediately.
Another devastating financial burden to the NHS has been announced. NHS Property Services Ltd, known as the PropCo, is to start charging market rents to its NHS tenants with immediate effect. GP surgeries and Community Hospitals owned by PropCo will have to find in the region of £60million a year from their diminishing incomes. This is another step in aligning the NHS with the commercial and market …Read More »
The National Health Action Party fully supports the decision of the BMA junior doctors committee (JDC) to escalate their strike action to include full withdrawal of labour including emergency care from 8am until 5pm on the 26/27th April. The government's imposition of the junior contract is totally unacceptable and has completely undermined trust between the medical profession and Department of …Read More »
The NHS and Local Authority social care are on the brink of collapse. The ‘seismic changes’ planned in the Sustainability and Transformation Plans will very likely push them over the edge.
National Health Action Party press release 19th March 2016 Last Friday, 11th March, MPs from all parties refused the call from NHS campaigners to attend the second reading of Caroline Lucas’ NHS Bill. The reason offered for the most part was that the NHS can’t cope with another top-down re-organisation. NHS England this week announced the people who have been …Read More »