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Dr Louise Irvine

Secretary to the National Health Action Party, Chair of Health Campaigns Together and practising GP

Dr Louise Irvine is a founder member of the National Health Action Party, GP and Chair of Health Campaigns Together. She stood against Jeremy Hunt in the 2015 and 2017 general elections, taking 12,093 votes in the latter: a 7.8% swing to NHA.
The Scandal of NHS Continuing Healthcare

The Scandal of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

There is an area of health care that the general public in England does not know much about and that our politicians would prefer to keep that way. Its only when you have a relative with a serious long term health condition that you discover the complex, unfair and inhumane system that you have to go through to get NHS funding for the care your loved one needs.
16/02/2015 12:05 GMT
Time to Raise Your Game - A Team Talk for Andy Burnham and Labour's Health

Time to Raise Your Game - A Team Talk for Andy Burnham and Labour's Health Squad

You might be able, in the back rooms of Westminster, to convince one another that you can get away with a less-than-coherent health policy and rely on a lot of talk about the1930s to swing overwhelming public support for the NHS your party's way. But what the Labour Party needs now is a bit more Bevan-style fire in its belly.
06/01/2015 18:26 GMT
What Is Really Causing the A&E

What Is Really Causing the A&E Crisis?

The £700million 'winter crisis funding" the Government is throwing at the problem is too little, too late. It is intended to avert political embarrassment in the run up to the election. Sadly it's unlikely to have much impact on the conditions for patients or staff in our A&Es this winter.
19/12/2014 18:21 GMT
NHS Charges Would Be the Thin End of the

NHS Charges Would Be the Thin End of the Wedge

Charging people £10 a month would breach the fundamental principle of equity on which the NHS is based. £10 per month may not be much for some people but it is a lot for people on low incomes, on top of all the other rising living charges they face.
31/03/2014 10:33 BST