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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 hidden profits behind collapsing care homes

| May 28, 2020

The opaque financial structure of the major care home groups means that they are more vulnerable to collapse and enable hidden profits to leak out.

Coronavirus has exposed the dangerous failings of NHS marketisation

| May 5, 2020

CHPI Trustee David McCoy writes for the Guardian about how the 2012 Lansley Act underlies some of the failings in the UK’s response to COVID-19.

To protect older people from COVID-19, state coordination of the social care sector is urgently needed

| April 28, 2020

CHPI Director David Rowland writes for LSE Policy & Politics about the urgency of a more co-ordinated response in the highly fragmented social care sector.

What can the UK learn from South Korea’s response to COVID-19?

| April 7, 2020

Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health Jonathan Kennedy considers South Korea’s extensive use of testing and tracing in place of large-scale confinement or travel restrictions.

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