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JULY 5/6th – The CAMarathon: NHA Party leader to run 65 miles on 65th anniversary of the NHS from Westminster to Witney

On the 65th anniversary of the NHS, co-leader of the National Health Action Party, Dr Clive Peedell, will be running 65 miles through the night from Parliament to David Cameron’s Witney constituency where he will bury the coffin of the NHS – and reveal how the NHA Party intends to resurrect the NHS.

The National Health Action Party was founded last year by doctors and health care professional seriously concerned about the damaging impact of the government’s NHS reforms. This is already evident in the current crisis in A&E, hospital closures and the NHS 111 helpline chaos.

The NHA Party will be fielding candidates at the Euro elections next year and at the 2015 General Election – to ensure that the nation’s health is at the very top of the political agenda.

On Friday July 5th, Dr Clive Peedell and other pall-bearers will carry the coffin of the NHS from the Department of Health to College Green in Westminster. Dr Peedell will address the crowd accompanied by the leader of the Royal College of GPS, Dr Clare Gerada for the initial stage, he’ll then begin a 65 mile run through the night to David Cameron’s Witney constituency. He will stop off at various points on the way for short rallies and photographs. He will arrive in Witney  on Saturday July 6th at around 1.30pm where he will perform a mock burial of the NHS and explain how the NHA Party plans to resurrect the NHS.

Timings for the event:

Friday July 5th

4pm Department of Health, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS

4.30pm College Green, by Parliament

Saturday July 6th

9.30am John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, OX3 9DU

10am Nye Bevan Close, Oxford OX4 1GB

10.30am Carfax, Cornmarket/High Street, Oxford

1.30pm High Street, Witney – procession down High Street, past David Cameron’s constituency office, and onto Church Green for burial

ENDS

For press enquiries please contact:
Giselle Green 07767 612311; giselle7@blueyonder.co.uk

www.nationalhealthaction.org.uk

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