title: 'Will National Health Action Party win seats on NHS issue' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
- Politics tag:
- NHA party 'Post Type':
What do you get when you bring together a consultant radiologist, a GP, a cancer specialist, an ambulance technician and a retired hospital consultant? The answer, a new political party called National Health Action. The party has been set up by a group of healthcare professionals; their main aim is to protect the National Health Service from the Coalition Government’s health reforms. The NHS in the UK was founded in 1948 by Welsh Labour Politician Nye Bevan, to provide a range of health services to everyone living in Britain that was free at the point of use; it is mainly funded through taxes. In 2010, the Health Secretary announced plans to put patients at the centre of the NHS and give family doctors the responsibility for commissioning services and controlling budgets. All Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts will be abolished by April 2013. The new political party National Health Action, launched today in Westminster.