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.Read More
Private hospitals are being used more and more by the NHS to perform operations. Because these hospitals are very different to NHS hospitals, CHPI has undertaken work to identify and assess the unique patient safety issues with this form of for-profit healthcare provision.
Thousands of women have been harmed as a result of patient safety scandals, particularly in the private sector – what explains the lack of action by Government?
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.Read More
Discussing CHPI’s recent screening of ITV’s “Bodies of Evidence” – an uncomfortable documentary covering the activities of the convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson.Read More
This analysis maps the network of joint venture businesses between NHS medical consultants and private healthcare companies.Read More
In this piece, published today in BMJ Opinion, CHPI Director David Rowland sets out how he sees the Paterson Inquiry’s report as yet another missed opportunity to tackle the systemic patient safety risks which lie at the heart of the private hospital business model.Read More
On the day the Independent Inquiry into the Ian Patterson case published its findings, CHPI Director David Rowland appeared on ITV News to discuss our concerns that not enough is being done to address the systemic patient safety risks in private hospital treatment raised by the case.Read More
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.Read More
Based on evidence from an extensive review of CQC inspection reports of 177 private hospitals in England, this report identifies serious risks to patient safety in the current private hospital business model.Read More
This report brings together what is known about patient safety in private hospitals. It offers new insights into the number of patient safety incidents in private hospitals, analyses the potential risks inherent in the way that these services operate, and makes recommendations to improve transparency in the private sector.Read More
CHPI’s Colin Leys appeared on BBC North West on 10th October 2018 to discuss the tragic circumstances in the case of Peter O’Donnell, who died following treatment as an NHS patient in a private hospital.Read More
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.Read More