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.
At the heart of the social contract underpinning the NHS is that healthcare in the UK should be provided on the basis of need rather than ability to pay.More Information
This report presents the views of England’s Directors of Public Health on the latest reforms to public health.More Information
David Rowland considers the contingent role of government policy.More Information
In this blog, David Rowland discusses the ongoing scandal of patient safety in private hospitals, and why so many women in particular have been affected by negligent medical practice and regulation.More Information
New report shows the significant impact of inflation on NHS Trusts with PFI schemes, with large profits and dividend payments continuing to be made by PFI companies.
This report presents the views of England’s Directors of Public Health on the latest reforms to public health.
A two year study examining the financial impacts of the pandemic on UK care homes for older people and their staff.
This report analyses the contractual mechanisms of NHSE’s £2bn+ deal with the private hospital sector during COVID, building on our 2021 report ‘For Whose Benefit’ using newly obtained activity data and the contracts themselves.
David Rowland considers the contingent role of government policy.
Private Finance Initiative (PFI) costs continue to grow in the NHS, even as other healthcare budgets are stretched further and profits extracted.
At the heart of the social contract underpinning the NHS is that healthcare in the UK should be provided on the basis of need rather than ability to pay.
This post is the third of a three-part on the state of primary care, focusing on the type of care GP’s provide.
The second of a three part series on the State of Primary Care
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