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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.

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

With PFI our hands are tied – so what can be done?

| January 18, 2018

Taken together, the collapse of Carillion and the National Audit Office’s report on the legacy of PFI and PF2 should be the final nails in the coffin of the use of private finance to fund public infrastructure projects. But what can we do about existing contracts?

The PFI companies’ windfall from falling Corporation Tax rates

| December 26, 2017

What is the basis for imposing a windfall tax on PFI operating companies and what sum could be reasonably expected?

The light inside has broken but I still work

| December 19, 2017

Crisis in the NHS means patient safety and the well-being of the work force are at stake. Medical leaders and politicians must take responsibility.

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?

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