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Reports & analyses

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?

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: 5 key questions for planners

Analyses, Featured | June 22, 2017

This analysis identifies five key questions to be asked of each of England’s 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans.

What do the main party manifestos say about the NHS?

Briefings | June 2, 2017

This note compares the main health policies in the 2017 election manifestos of the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democratic Party.

Social Care Funding: Understanding the reality behind the manifesto commitments

Briefings | May 31, 2017

This briefing note shows that only by injecting a substantial amount of public funds into the care system will social care become a service which enhances the lives and independence of our older people. Capping care costs would benefit a relatively small number of people and would have little impact on either the quality or the availability of care.

The Five Year Forward View: do the numbers add up?

Analyses | May 17, 2017

The financial assumptions underpinning the Government’s plans to close the NHS’s 30-billion-pound funding gap by 2020/21 are unrealistic and are likely to lead to a decline in the quality of and access to healthcare for patients. Subsequently there is a growing risk that that some vital services will collapse.

CHPI blog

Do we need to invest more in NHS administration?

| July 28, 2017

Vivek Kotecha argues that there needs to be greater investment in administration to ensure a well-run NHS for both patients and staff.

Implications of the Ian Paterson case for the private hospital sector

| July 17, 2017

After the breast surgeon was sentenced to 15 years for performing unnecessary operations on cancer patients, Colin Leys considers what the inevitable inquiry could mean for private hospitals.

Speaking up for a public NHS

| July 12, 2017

There are 60 million “key stakeholders” in our NHS in the UK who need to be listened to: As an NHS junior doctor and patient, I – alongside many others – can no longer tolerate being excluded from the vital public conversation about the future of the NHS.

Our NHS has a staff shortage — and Brexit could make it worse

| June 26, 2017

In the context of Brexit, attention must be paid to what a cap on migration means for recruiting and retaining the NHS workforce.

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