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Reports & analyses

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

Featured, Reports |

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.

What do the main party manifestos say about the NHS?

Briefings | June 2, 2017

This note compares the main health policies in the 2017 election manifestos of the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democratic Party.

CHPI blog

NHS hospital subsidies to private hospitals

| November 3, 2017

How widespread is the practice of NHS hospitals providing clinical cover to private providers, and what reimbursement does the NHS receive for providing these services?

Ian Paterson and the confiscation of the proceeds of crime

| October 25, 2017

Could the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 be used to recuperate money from the disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson and his employer, Spire Healthcare?

‘Footprints’ that leave no footprints: unaccountable policy-making for the NHS in England

, & | October 6, 2017

Difficulties in obtaining complete and reliable data from STP teams regarding transition planning reflect the inherently unaccountable nature of the STPs themselves.

Do we need to invest more in NHS administration?

| July 28, 2017

Vivek Kotecha argues that there needs to be greater investment in administration to ensure a well-run NHS for both patients and staff.

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