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Doctors lead the fight to ‘save the NHS’

Just as the Grand National ended, a cancer doctor completed a far more gruelling 35 mile ultra-marathon in which he ran from Leeds to Sheffield dressed as David Cameron with his orange poodle Cleggy, to highlight the Tory and Lib Dem governments dismantling of the NHS.

 

Dr Clive Peedell, the consultant oncologist, who co-founded the NHA Party last November following serious concerns about the Coalition Government's NHS reforms, ran over 30 miles further than the Grand National horses to draw attention to the introduction of Health & Social Care Act  and the role of Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems in allowing it to pass into law. 

 

Dr Peedell was also highlighting the need to oppose controversial NHS regulations which force nearly every part of the NHS to be opened up to compulsory competition. There is a crucial vote on this in the House of Lords on April 24th.

 

He ran 35 miles from the Department of Health in Leeds to Nick Cleggs Sheffield Hallam constituency where he delivered an NHS death certifica

Just as the Grand National ended, a cancer doctor completed a far more gruelling 35 mile ultra-marathon in which he ran from Leeds to Sheffield dressed as David Cameron with his orange poodle Cleggy, to highlight the Tory and Lib Dem governments dismantling of the NHS. Dr Clive Peedell, the consultant oncologist, who co-founded the NHA Party last November following serious concerns about the Coalition Government's NHS reforms, ran over 30 miles further than the Grand National horses to draw attention to the introduction of Health & Social Care Act  and the role of Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems in allowing it to pass into law. Dr Peedell was also highlighting the need to oppose controversial NHS regulations which force nearly every part of the NHS to be opened up to compulsory competition. There is a crucial vote on this in the House of Lords on April 24th. He ran 35 miles from the Department of Health in Leeds to Nick Cleggs Sheffield Hallam constituency where he delivered an NHS death certifica

Two cancer doctors ran from Leeds to Sheffield dressed as David Cameron and Nick Clegg in protest at what they describe as the “dismantling” of the NHS.

Dr Clive Peedell and Dr David Wilson, consultant oncologists and are prominent members of the National Health Action Party which formed last November because of concerns at the Government’s NHS reform, ran 35 miles dressed as the Prime Minister and his Deputy.

Dr Peedell, aged 40, who, wore a jacket, tie and David Cameron mask, while Dr Wilson, aged 42, was on a lead and dressed up as “Cleggy”, the orange poodle.

The pair ran from the Department of Health in Leeds to deliver an NHS death certificate in Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam constituency.

Dr Peedell said the NHA Party were opposed to the new Health and Social Care Act, which came into effect from April 1, as well as new NHS regulations which force nearly every part of the NHS to be opened up to compulsory competition, which he says breaks election promises.

He said: “The new legislation signals the end of the English National Health Service as we know it. We now have an English Health Service, not an NHS.

“We need to fight back to reclaim and reinstate the NHS. The National Health Action Party is here to take up this fight. It won’t be easy and it will take a long time to reverse the damage, but it is possible.”

Dr Peedell will run 65 miles to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS later this year.

 

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