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.
Compared to other health think tanks – who do receive money from big business and government – we operate on a fraction of their budgets.
Supporting CHPI helps to reset the balance.
If 1000 people could give £100 / year, this would provide us with adequate resources for critical new research and investigation work on topics including NHS privatisation, professionalism and trust in the health workforce, technological disruption in healthcare, and care entitlements.
CHPI is the only truly independent health think-tank dedicated to the founding principles of the NHS. To continue our work keeping the public interest at the centre of health and social care policy, we need your help.
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 healthcareMore Information
The CHPI welcomes today’s letter from the Secretary of State to the private hospital sector which aims at reducing patient safety risks across the sector.More Information
Taken together, the collapse of Carillion and the National Audit Office’s report on the legacy of PFI and PF2 should be the final nails in the coffin of the use of private finance to fund public infrastructure projects. But what can we do about existing contracts?More Information
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.More Information
This report analyses five options available to policy makers to address the problems caused by existing PFI schemes.
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
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.
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.
This report looks at the significant profits made by PFI companies from NHS contracts over the last 6 years.
In our third of three essays in honour of Julian Tudor Hart, Jonathan Tomlinson considers his passionate advocacy for partnerships with patients, shared understanding and shared decision making, long before it was the subject of editorials in the British Medical Journal and international conferences.
A commentary on the findings of an enquiry by the Royal College of Anaesthetists into how well prepared hospitals are to deal with perioperative anaphylaxis shock
Jens Foell considers how Julian Tudor Hart’s work bears on the relationships between medicine, social justice and technology
Dual qualified medical doctor and solicitor Jock Mackenzie explains the severe failings he sees in the PHIN’s work to provide patient safety data for private hospitals