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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 evidence to the inquiry into Ian Paterson

Briefings, Featured | August 14, 2019

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.

Pounds for Patients? How the private hospital sector uses financial incentives to win the business of medical consultants

Featured, Reports | June 30, 2019

This report looks into how the private hospital sector uses financial incentives to attract NHS consultants to work for them.

Who decides the price and availability of NHS medicines?

Briefings, Featured | March 18, 2019

This briefing summarises the key forces determining the price and availability of new medicines in the NHS.

Dealing with the legacy of PFI – options for policymakers

Reports | October 18, 2018

This report analyses five options available to policy makers to address the problems caused by existing PFI schemes.

CHPI blog

International trade and the public interest

| September 21, 2020

Are public interests at risk from the trade and investment agreements (TIAs) the UK is currently negotiating to replace its previous deals as a member of the EU? In particular, what about the public interest in the NHS as a publicly provided, publicly accountable, universal service, free at the point of delivery?

There is an urgent need to review the UK’s system of communicable disease control administration and its public health laws

| August 24, 2020

In the midst of a lethal pandemic, the government controversially axed the main public health body (Public Health England) and announced the creation of yet another bureaucracy, designed by management consultants with no expertise in public health. History shows that without a clear overarching strategy and laws, these ad hoc reforms are likely to further hamper the UK’s ability to protect the population.

Undermining public law is no way to protect public health

| August 6, 2020

David sets out worries about how coronavirus is being used to suspend or ignore safeguards designed to protect the public interest. Originally posted in OpenDemocracy

Some financial conflicts of interest in medicine cannot be managed and should be prohibited

| July 21, 2020

David considers the recommendations of the Cumberlege review in BMJ Opinion

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