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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

“Living with the virus”—let’s not forget government accountability amid narratives of personal responsibility

| August 19, 2021

Positioning the next stage of the pandemic as a matter of “learning to live with” covid-19 suits those who do not want to be held accountable for what has happened

Private hospitals have no doctors

| June 1, 2021

The idea that the private sector is helping the NHS to deal with the aftermath of the COVID pandemic is a myth.

Conflicts of interest in the post Lansley NHS—from a regulated to an unregulated healthcare market?

| May 28, 2021

David Rowland questions the common perception that the latest Government’s proposals for NHS reform represent a turn away from private sector involvement in the NHS and the market-based orthodoxy in health policy.

Farewell to the NHS market

| March 15, 2021

Professor Calum Paton argues the integration outlined in the government’s NHS white paper is not as “innovative” as its title might suggest

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