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We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the #PublicDuty mass whistleblowing on
Twitter on Sunday. Tweets from several NHS campaigners were retweeted thousands of
times, and we've heard back from Twitter users who hadn't realised how bad things
are in the NHS at the moment.

In addition, the NHA's Dr Louise Irvine took part in the Daily Mirror's live NHS
crisis panel discussion earlier this week, alongside comedian and former junior
doctor Adam Kay and oncologist Dr Aislinn Macklin-Doherty. You can watch the
recording here
( .

** NHA supports JR4NHS
We've had some great news regarding the legal challenge against ACOs. JR4NHS have
secured the concession from NHS England that there must be a national public
consultation on ACOs, and no ACO contract will be signed until the consultation has
taken place.

This is important as ACO plans are essentially a way of turning local NHS boards
into insurance firms. The ACO plans have no legal basis in statute law.

Now a judge has ruled that arguments on the lawfulness of the ACO policy itself
should be heard.

But there's a problem - NHS England and the government are resisting every step of
the way and running up legal costs. Without a cap on costs, JR4NHS need to raise
further funds to cover the possibility of having to pay NHS England's costs.

Please click here to support JR4NHS
( and help us defeat the ACOs.

** Day of action this Saturday
As we reported last month
, Health Campaigns Together and People's Assembly have called for a national day of
action this Saturday 3rd February. We'll be sending an NHA cohort to the London
demonstration, meeting at 11am at Euston station - details are on the Facebook event
page ( . There are also events
across the country. Further details are available on the HCT website
( .

** Thank you for your support
Please note our new mailing address: National Health Action, PO Box 802, Rotherham
S60 9LU.
With best wishes as always,
Dr Alex Ashman, on behalf of the NHA Team.
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