Accountability


Accountability is a central principle for ensuring that provision of health and social care is effective and in line with the public interest. The past decade has seen the redrawing of many channels of accountability in the course of restructuring of health and social care provision. CHPI has worked to track and scrutinize these changes in an effort to ensure that this principle is upheld.

The National Audit Office report on lessons learnt from the pandemic stressed the importance of transparency when contracting with the private sector, stating that “transparency should be used as a control when other measures, such as competition are not in place.’ Sound advice, but considering that, despite promises to the contrary, NHS England still hasn’t even attempted to be transparent about its last round of contracts with the... Read More

In the midst of a lethal pandemic, the government controversially axed the main public health body (Public Health England) and announced the creation of yet another bureaucracy, designed by management consultants with no expertise in public health. History shows that without a clear overarching strategy and laws, these ad hoc reforms are likely to further hamper the UK’s ability to protect the population.

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Fake news about the NHS

Fake news about the NHS


| February 12, 2018 | Blog

Misuse of information in discussions about the spending and performance of the NHS is all too common: the future of the NHS relies on getting the basic facts right.

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