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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.
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Prof David McCoy considers the UK government’s approach to controlling the disease, the health system, and the social and economic impacts.More Information
The government’s recent deal with private hospitals, who will provide their beds and staff to help the NHS cope with coronavirus, has been framed as a significant boost for the NHS. But the larger benefits are arguably for the private hospitals themselves and their lenders and landlords, who in effect have received a bailout from the government at a time of crisis.More Information
Policy makers have known about the likelihood and impact of a virus like COVID-19 for many years. And yet the risks to population health have barely received a mention in long-term planning for the NHS over the last decade.More Information
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.More Information
On the day the Independent Inquiry into the Ian Patterson case published its findings, CHPI Director David Rowland appeared on ITV News to discuss our concerns that not enough is being done to address the systemic patient safety risks in private hospital treatment raised by the case.More Information
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.
Today the Centre for Health and the Public Interest publishes its evidence to the Inquiry into the actions of the convicted Breast Surgeon Ian Paterson.
This report looks into how the private hospital sector uses financial incentives to attract NHS consultants to work for them.
This briefing summarises the key forces determining the price and availability of new medicines in the NHS.
This report analyses five options available to policy makers to address the problems caused by existing PFI schemes.
The opaque financial structure of the major care home groups means that they are more vulnerable to collapse and enable hidden profits to leak out.
CHPI Trustee David McCoy writes for the Guardian about how the 2012 Lansley Act underlies some of the failings in the UK’s response to COVID-19.
CHPI Director David Rowland writes for LSE Policy & Politics about the urgency of a more co-ordinated response in the highly fragmented social care sector.
Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health Jonathan Kennedy considers South Korea’s extensive use of testing and tracing in place of large-scale confinement or travel restrictions.
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