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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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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 …

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