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NHS treatment of private patients: the impact on NHS finances and NHS patient care

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In this report, we look at the less-than-expected growth in NHS treatment of private patients since the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, and consider whether the practice has been an effective means of generating additional revenues, and how it might impact on the availability of care for NHS patients.

No safety without liability: reforming private hospitals in England after the Ian Paterson scandal

Featured, Reports | October 20, 2017

Based on evidence from an extensive review of CQC inspection reports of 177 private hospitals in England, this report identifies serious risks to patient safety in the current private hospital business model.

P.F.I. – Profiting From Infirmaries

Featured, Reports | August 30, 2017

This report looks at the significant profits made by PFI companies from NHS contracts over the last 6 years.

The strange death of the NHS market?

Editorials, Featured | July 31, 2017

The June 2017 Conservative manifesto contained a statement which looks like marking the end of a long-running and highly charged debate about how healthcare should be delivered. So do we at CHPI feel vindicated?

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: 5 key questions for planners

Analyses, Featured | June 22, 2017

This analysis identifies five key questions to be asked of each of England’s 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans.

CHPI blog

Can regulation prevent another Ian Paterson or is more radical reform needed?

| April 13, 2018

Our take on the latest CQC report on Independent Acute Hospitals.

Treating private patients in NHS hospitals – benefit or cost?

| March 14, 2018

An independent investigation is needed into whether trusts are getting significant net additions to their income from treating private patients, and whether the drive to set aside yet further beds for private patients should be allowed to continue.

London’s hospital and school PFI schemes

| February 21, 2018

With interest in a greater role for City Hall in London’s NHS this data blog looks at the extent of PFI payments in the city.

Counting the cost of school PFI schemes

| February 18, 2018

This blog extends CHPI’s existing analysis on PFI in the NHS to look at the education sector in England, and potential avenues for saving taxpayers’ money.

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