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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

The Paterson inquiry is a missed opportunity to tackle systemic patient safety risks in private healthcare

| February 19, 2020

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.

What should be in the election manifestos on health and social care?

| November 8, 2019

In the run up to the December 2019 election ─ held at a time when the NHS and social care are typically under strain ─ CHPI Director David Rowland outlines a number of key policies that the party manifestos should include if the various crises in the sector are to be addressed by the next government.

Flawed data? Why NHS spending on the independent sector may actually be much more than 7%

| October 1, 2019

In this piece for LSE Politics & Policy, David explains how flaws in the presentation of data on NHS expenditure prevent policymakers from having a clear understanding of where money within the system is going.

Unconstitutional governance of the NHS in England – a symptom of the UK’s political malaise

| September 6, 2019

As the political crisis tips over into a full blown constitutional crisis, the NHS in England remains highly susceptible to the ditching of constitutional conventions.

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