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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

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.

Mary Greaves – ‘My brother Peter’

| August 5, 2019

Mary Greaves, the sister of Peter O’Donnell, gave this moving account of Peter’s death following treatment as an NHS patient in a private hospital to an audience at the HSJ Patient Safety Congress in Manchester in July 2019.

The NHS’s workforce shortages illustrate the UK’s dependence on migrant labour

| July 19, 2019

The NHS’s persistent dependence on migrant labour is a reflection of the structure of the wider UK economy.

Addressing the funding gap for NHS trauma care – ensuring that the insurance industry pays its fair share

| June 14, 2019

Are insurers paying their fair share for trauma care provided by the NHS? This blog calls for a review to ensure that the NHS is being fully compensated.

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