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Response by NHA party Eastleigh candidate to government introduction of £75,000 cap on cost of social care

Local doctor and National Health Action party candidate for the Eastleigh by-election Dr Iain Maclennan has accused the government of setting the cap on the cost of social care too high to help people on low incomes. . Speaking  today, he said: "To have a positive impact, the cap needs to be set much lower. This really doesn’t help low …

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Former Local Lib Dem activist and ex-NHS chief defects to National Health Action Party

Former Local Lib Dem activist and ex-NHS chief defects to National Health Action Party A former Lib Dem activist and local party chairman has defected to the newly formed National Health Action Party. Dr Graham Winyard, who was also the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England & Wales, accused politicians of all parties of betraying the NHS and said the …

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Eastleigh doctor challenges governing parties

The National Health Action Party endorses local doctor as their candidate for Eastleigh by election The National Health Action Party has endorsed a local doctor, public health expert and former navy medical officer Dr Iain Maclennan as their candidate to contest the Eastleigh by-election. .  Dr Maclennan, aged 54, lives in Bursledon, in the borough of Eastleigh. He has just …

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National Health Action party to contest Eastleigh by-election

NHA Press release Feb 7th The National Health Action party will field a candidate in the Eastleigh by-election following the disgrace and resignation of leading Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne. .  Given the short notice of the election date, the NHA, which has been formed in response to the coalition government’s controversial reforms and drastic cutbacks to the NHS, will select …

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Francis Report fails to address root problems: impossible targets, inadequate cash limits, fragmenting reforms

PRESS STATEMENT Francis Report fails to address root problems: impossible targets, inadequate cash limits, fragmenting reforms Filling three massive volumes and offering 290 recommendations the Francis Report on the scandalous failures of care at Mid Staffordshire Hospitals Foundation Trust appears to be a heavyweight offering. . Some of its recommendations are of course welcome, not least recommendation 18 (requiring all NHS …

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The First Francis report – Comments from Dr Richard Taylor, in advance of publication of final report

The First Francis report - Comments from Dr Richard Taylor, co-leader of the NHA party, in advance of the publication of final report As expected this report castigated the care provided by the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and in the words of the Inquiry Chairman “concluded that patients were routinely neglected by a Trust that was preoccupied with cost …

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National Health Action party responds to Jeremy Hunt’s decision on Lewisham Hospital

Jeremy Hunt’s long-awaited statement on the Trust Special Administrator (TSA) plans for South East London offered only the most minimal concessions to the tens of thousands of angry Lewisham protestors who have been resisting plans to savage their hospital services. It pulls back from the threatened full closure of Lewisham Hospital’s busy A&E unit, creating a downgraded hybrid A&E that …

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The National Health Action party supports Lord Owen’s NHS “re-instatement” bill

The National Health Action party welcomes and supports Lord Owen’s NHS re-instatement Bill and have decided to campaign for it to be enacted. It will form part of our election manifesto. At the heart of Lord Owen's Bill is the proposal to restore the legal basis for a universal, free at point-of-use and comprehensive NHS, for which the Secretary of State …

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Press Release: National Health Action party supports the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign

Jan 21st: For immediate release National Health Action Party supports the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign After considering the published evidence and witnessing the professional and public outcry over the Trust Special Administrator’s decision to close Lewisham Hospital’s A+E department and maternity unit, the National Health Action party has decided to support the Save Lewisham Hopsital campaign Co-leaders Dr Richard Taylor …

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Rethink on A&E closures needed, not acceleration

Rethink on A&E closures needed, not acceleration A new review of emergency health services, to be carried through by the NHS Commissioning Board, threatens to trigger a new round of “reconfiguration” and controversial closures of A&E departments. The review is to be led by the NCB’s Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh: but while its brief is described in bland terms …

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