Our recent work on PFI and private hospitals has had a major impact and we have started to change how politicians think about markets in healthcare.
Although the donations we have received to date have allowed us to employ one researcher, most of this work has been done for free by a team of volunteers.
This is not sustainable. Unless we receive more funds through individual donations we won’t be able to continue.
In the future we want to look in detail at: the mass sell-off of NHS land; conflicts of interest between the NHS and the private sector; and the money which leaks out of the Social Care market in the form of profits and debt.
To maintain our independence, we won’t take money from government or big business for this work. But if 1000 people could contribute £100 a year, this would give us the funds we need.
Compared to other health think tanks – who do receive money from big business and government – we operate on a fraction of their budgets.
Supporting CHPI helps to reset the balance.
If 1000 people could give £100 / year, this would provide us with adequate resources for critical new research and investigation work on topics including NHS privatisation, professionalism and trust in the health workforce, technological disruption in healthcare, and care entitlements.
CHPI is the only truly independent health think-tank dedicated to the founding principles of the NHS. To continue our work keeping the public interest at the centre of health and social care policy, we need your help.
CHPI’s new Director offers a cutting critique of Simon Stevens’ new NHS Long Term PlanMore Information
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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.More Information
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?More Information
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.
This report looks into how the private hospital sector uses financial incentives to attract NHS consultants to work for them.
This briefing summarises the key forces determining the price and availability of new medicines in the NHS.
This report analyses five options available to policy makers to address the problems caused by existing PFI schemes.
We reflect on the controversy surrounding the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, and the serious difficulties faced in finding the correct response when things go wrong in healthcare
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, 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 persistent dependence on migrant labour is a reflection of the structure of the wider UK economy.
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.