The Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) (www.chpi.org.uk) is the only independent, non-party think tank promoting a vision of health and social care based on accountability and the public interest in the UK. Founded in 2011, with a shoe-string budget and volunteer staff, we have since become a respected and authoritative think-tank and recently secured substantial funding from the Economic and Social Research Council... Read More
“Professional Standards Authority issues important patient safety warning about the growth of for-profit healthcare in the UK” David Rowland Director of CHPI The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) – the statutory body which oversees healthcare professional regulation in the UK – has issued warnings about potential patient safety risks from the growth in for-profit healthcare in the UK, which it says regulators... Read More
A new report by the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) finds that reforms made to the NHS following the Health and Social Care Act of 2012 have impacted upon its ability to deal effectively with a possible flu pandemic.
The CHPI welcomes today’s letter from the Secretary of State to the private hospital sector which aims at reducing patient safety risks across the sector.
16th November 2016 Despite the announcement of a shake up for all of England’s NHS via 44 new Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) plans, little is known about what they actually mean for patients. The planning process has been secretive and details have not been published. But for a large part of the North East London footprint detailed proposals are available – the three boroughs in East London – Newham, Tower Hamlets,... Read More
Newly analysed findings from the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection regime for private hospitals suggests that there continue to be risks to patient safety associated with the distinctive nature of private hospitals in England, compared with the NHS.
Patients undergoing operations in private hospitals may be put at risk from inadequate equipment, lack of intensive care beds, unsafe staffing arrangements, and poor medical record-keeping according to a new report from the Centre for Health and the Public Interest. Read the report Read a blog on patient safety in private hospitals The report reveals that over 800 people have died unexpectedly in private hospitals in England during... Read More
New independent think tank the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) is releasing a report to-day in which it warns that the introduction of greater use of for profit providers of healthcare services as a result of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act is likely to substantially increase the amount of healthcare fraud in the NHS. This will result in less money for patient care when funds are already scarce in the NHS. ... Read More
A new report for the Centre for Health and the Public Interest shows how A&E performance has suffered across North West London following the closure of two emergency departments in 2014.
Read CHPI’s launch report, ‘Healthcare Fraud in the new NHS market – a threat to patient care’ by Professors Mark Button and Colin Leys. Read More
The Government’s Private Finance 2 initiative is likely to divert more resources away from the NHS in England than the original Private Finance Initiative, according to a new report from the Centre for Health and the Public Interest.