Centre for Health and the Public Interest

The "Centre for Health and the Public Interest"  is a think tank and a registered charity (2013). It receives funding only from independent organisations and individuals. It does not accept funding from any private organisation which has a financial interest in the provision of health and social care services.

This is its first year report.


A comparison of the performance of NHS Scotland and NHS England to 2014 can be found here: "What has devolution meant for the NHS in Scotland and England?"by retired Glasgow GP Dr Matthew Dunnigan.

Fraud - US style: A wake-up call to NHS England to new and growing risks from fraud is discussed in: "The risk of fraud in the new NHS". Full report "Healthcare fraud in the new NHS market - a threat to patient care" (2014)

In January 2017 John Lister published "The Sustainability and Transformation Plans: a critical assessment".

On 21st February 2017 it published an analysis of the legal status and accountability of the STP teams in the context of NHS legislation especially the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the NHS Act 2006. Chris Newdick is professor of Health Law at the University of Reading. In the present austerity conditions we can expect challenges to "imposed" STPs from bodies outside the NHS.

 

 

Keep Our St Helier Hospital Party

In Epsom, there the "Keep St Helier Hospital" have formed their own party for the local (and General?) elections. In their blog there is a highly informative presentation of the shenanigans of all the participants.


And they have an interesting legal idea for trying to secure the future of St Helier.... registering it as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act?

 

Keep Our NHS Public

This the link to their homepage: http://www.keepournhspublic.com

KONP have a useful position paper on the negotiations for the "Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership"