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NHS treatment of private patients: the impact on NHS finances and NHS patient care

Reports | March 12, 2018

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.

No safety without liability: reforming private hospitals in England after the Ian Paterson scandal

Featured, Reports | October 20, 2017

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.

P.F.I. – Profiting From Infirmaries

Featured, Reports | August 30, 2017

This report looks at the significant profits made by PFI companies from NHS contracts over the last 6 years.

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.

CHPI blog

Risks to the NHS when referring to private hospitals

| June 14, 2018

The time has come for the NHS corporately, and referring clinicians individually, to consider their own responsibility for the safety of NHS patients in private settings.

Are GPs referring too many patients? If so, why?

| May 16, 2018

Jonathan Tomlinson considers the competing pressures faced by GPs in their role as gatekeepers to other NHS services.

The Ian Paterson case and the Fraud Act 2006: a potential case of corporate liability?

| April 30, 2018

It is arguable that Spire Parkway and/or its employees could be held criminally accountable for an offence under section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006.

Can regulation prevent another Ian Paterson or is more radical reform needed?

| April 13, 2018

Our take on the latest CQC report on Independent Acute Hospitals.

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