Jonathan Tomlinson considers the competing pressures faced by GPs in their role as gatekeepers to other NHS services.Read More
By 2020 the NHS will have around £22bn a year less than it needs to deliver healthcare to the population in England. In addition it is estimated that the adult social care sector will have £3bn less than it needs by 2020. CHPI will continue to examine the proposed approaches to addressing these funding shortfalls, what they will mean for the quality of care and for patients being able to get treatment when it is needed.
An independent investigation is needed into whether trusts are getting significant net additions to their income from treating private patients, and whether the drive to set aside yet further beds for private patients should be allowed to continue.Read More
In this report, we look at the less-than-expected growth in NHS treatment of private patients since the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, and consider whether the practice has been an effective means of generating additional revenues, and how it might impact on the availability of care for NHS patients.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
This report looks at the significant profits made by PFI companies from NHS contracts over the last 6 years.Read More
Social care requires a significant injection of public funds to move from being a residual public service to one which enhances the lives of older people. Until then, the crisis will continue to worsen.Read More
The financial assumptions underpinning the Government’s plans to close the NHS’s 30-billion-pound funding gap by 2020/21 are unrealistic and are likely to lead to a decline in the quality of and access to healthcare for patients. Subsequently there is a growing risk that that some vital services will collapse.Read More
This report reviews the changes proposed for ‘Transforming Services Together’ in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest as part of the North East London STP – assessing the impact on East London’s patients and whether the plan is likely to work.Read More
Published by the House of Lords Select Committee on October 18th 2016Read More
Sustainability and Transformations Fund – why it is not enough and what are its implications for the provider sector?
This analysis looks at why the Sustainability and Transformation Fund is not sufficient to eliminate the providers’ deficit in 2016/17, and what the implications of its insufficiency are for providers who accept the funding, and for the NHS in general?Read More