10 February 2013

The National Health Action Party

OK, I'm back. The reason? It's because I want to give a plug to the National Health Action Party. If you've never heard of them, quite honestly I'm not surprised. They are new. They have been set up by a small clique of people concerned about the way things are going with our NHS. "Clique" sounds a bit pejorative. It's not meant to be. The people at the top are very committed and their concern is for our NHS.


Despite their youth and not really being ready for an election, the National Health Action Party were the first to announce their candidate for the Eastleigh by-election. Unsurprisingly, this failed to get a mention on the BBC. Even the redoubtable Jon Snow didn't seem to know. Which shows that modern journalists don't find things out any more, they wait to be told.

So I'm now telling you all direct: The National Health Action Party is up and running and has an excellent candidate for the Eastleigh by-election.  His name is Dr Iain Maclennan. It's remarkable that such a brilliant local candidate has been found so quickly. Dr Maclennan lives in the borough in Bursledon. He was a GP for some years and more recently a consultant in public health with the local Hampshire Primary Care Trust. For ten years he was a medical officer in the Royal Navy.



In brief the National Health Action Party could not have found a better candidate. If you live in Eastleigh he deserves your support. If you don't live in Eastleigh the National Health Action Party deserves your support. If you are a journalist, we need your support.  Please at least give Dr Maclennan a mention - even though I've been a bit rude about journalists!



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This party will fail, and fail badly. As it's top echelons are dominated by the medical profession it will be seen as nothing more than doctor-centric and representing their own self interest. Had it been set up by patients' interest activists, maybe it would have had more credibility. In any case, doctors carrers as politicians are invariably disastrous; remember Drs Charles Hill, David Owen, Liam Fox?

Dr Grumble said...

I agree that it would appear that they need more patient involvement and there are suggestions that they may not be embracing patient groups as they should but it is very early days and you do have to start somewhere.

Witch Doctor said...

Welcome back!

Hope you'll stay!

WD

Dr Grumble said...

Thank you, WD.

Anonymous said...

A political party run by people from similar backgrounds who are perceived as largely self interested? That would be a novelty for the voter!

Perhaps most people have a better opinion of doctors than you do, despite the efforts of politicians and the press. I bet they trust them more than career politicians.

Anonymous said...

l al not a Dr or medical professional but I sport the NHA and Hope to stand in the future

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:26, this sort of arrogant comment most certainly wouldn't endear you to potential voters and perhaps typifies the self-serving attitude of much of the medical profession.

cwazie said...

Love the comment about them being dominated by Doctors and so will fail. Why because they need to be dominated by politicians? I mean look at the government and what a cracking job they are doing...hmmmm hang on a minute perhaps we need some people that are more used to acting in others interests running this country, they may look at the wider picture. When was the last time a doctor answered your question with a statement that was nothing to do with the query? Good luck Iain I hope you get the chance to make a difference. Don't forget he's ex Royal Navy as well...that covers Defence issues!

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