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Our recent work on PFI and private hospitals has had a major impact and we have started to change how politicians think about markets in healthcare.

Although the donations we have received to date have allowed us to employ one researcher, most of this work has been done for free by a team of volunteers.

This is not sustainable. Unless we receive more funds through individual donations we won’t be able to continue.

In the future we want to look in detail at: the mass sell-off of NHS land; conflicts of interest between the NHS and the private sector; and the money which leaks out of the Social Care market in the form of profits and debt.

To maintain our independence, we won’t take money from government or big business for this work. But if 1000 people could contribute £100 a year, this would give us the funds we need.

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Reports & analyses

Plugging the leaks in the UK care home industry – Strategies for resolving the financial crisis in the residential and nursing home sector

Featured, Reports | November 7, 2019

This report identifies where each pound that goes into the care home industry ends up by using a forensic study of the accounts of over 830 adult care home companies. If finds significant levels of leakage of money from front-line care, including to profit, rental bills and debt repayments.

CHPI blog

The Paterson inquiry is a missed opportunity to tackle systemic patient safety risks in private healthcare

| February 19, 2020

In this piece, published today in BMJ Opinion, CHPI Director David Rowland sets out how he sees the Paterson Inquiry’s report as yet another missed opportunity to tackle the systemic patient safety risks which lie at the heart of the private hospital business model.

What should be in the election manifestos on health and social care?

| November 8, 2019

In the run up to the December 2019 election ─ held at a time when the NHS and social care are typically under strain ─ CHPI Director David Rowland outlines a number of key policies that the party manifestos should include if the various crises in the sector are to be addressed by the next government.

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