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The need for professionalism, learning and accountability when things go wrong in healthcare

Editorials, Featured |

We reflect on the controversy surrounding the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, and the serious difficulties faced in finding the correct response when things go wrong in healthcare

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

Reports | March 12, 2018

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?

CHPI blog

Julian Tudor Hart and the essence of primary care

| October 11, 2018

The first of three essays in honour of Welsh GP Julian Tudor Hart – whose research and practice have lots to teach us about contemporary primary care challenges

Reflections on medical culture and the Bawa Garba case

| August 14, 2018

Jonathon Tomlinson reflects on the systematic and cultural problems around managing errors and mistakes in healthcare highlighted by the case of Dr Bawa-Garba

Just wanting a “just culture”

| August 9, 2018

Dr Jenny Vaughan reflects on the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and charges of gross negligence manslaughter in medical cases.

The NHS must stop excluding immigrant patients while poaching health workers from abroad

| July 16, 2018

Seventy years ago this month the NHS was founded with the promise that its care would be free at the point of delivery, and patients would be treated solely on the basis of need. Over the last few decades, both principles have been progressively violated.

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