Healthcare

Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked

In an op-ed for Spiked, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon ridiculed the legacy of the outgoing health agency Public Health England. He criticised their handling of the pandemic which eventually led to the decision to replace it with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. Christopher argued that part of the organisations downfall ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop & Len Shackleton quoted in the Mail Online

IEA Editorial & Research Fellow, Professor Len Shackleton and IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop were both quoted in the Mail Online suggesting extra cash for the NHS to deal with a patient backlog could be frittered away on staff pay, not front line health care. Julian argued: "There is a risk that a temporary increase ... Continue reading
Healthcare

Christopher Snowdon writes for the Daily Mail

In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon argued that we are deluded to think the NHS is a world beating health service, as data suggests we lag behind on key indicators such as numbers of doctors and cancer survival rates compared to European nations. Pouring more money into ... Continue reading

IEA research cited in The Telegraph

Madeline Grant, Parliamentary Sketch writer for The Telegraph, referenced IEA research on NHS spending by IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz. In her article she argued that increasing National Insurance Contributions by 1.25 per cent for the NHS and social care was a risky gamble as there was no correlation between increased health ... Continue reading

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes a letter to the Editor of The Times

In a letter to the Editor of The Times, IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz argued that GP pay must be depoliticised, and a competitive labour market in healthcare should be used to determine pay. Kristian said: "OECD figures show that, relative to average incomes, British GPs are among the best paid in ... Continue reading

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

In an op-ed for The Telegraph, IEA Head of Political Economy, Dr Kristian Niemietz, discussed his latest research paper 'Wizards of Oz?', which demonstrates how  alternative healthcare models to the NHS can deliver better outcomes for patients and taxpayers. In the article, Kristian argued: "There are better health systems out there. In my new report, Wizards ... Continue reading

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

In an op-ed for CapX, IEA Head of Political Economy, Dr Kristian Niemietz, explained his new report 'Wizards of Oz', a paper which explains why the UK should look to alternative healthcare models, like Australia's, to improve patient outcomes. Kristian argued: " The takeaway message from all this is not that we should ditch the ... Continue reading

IEA research cited in The National

New research by IEA Head of Political economy, Dr Kristian Niemietz, was featured in an article for The National. The research paper, 'Wizard of Oz?', shows how the UK can learn from alternative healthcare models, such as Australia's, which have better outcomes for patients. Read the full article here.... Continue reading
If the UK matched Australia’s survival rates – or even just met them halfway – thousands of additional lives would be saved each year, says IEA research In the 1940s, the UK and Australia had similar healthcare systems. The UK then created the NHS; Australia introduced gradual reforms to its existing model. The latter now has ... Continue reading

Prof. Len Shackleton quoted in the Daily Express

Earlier in July, the government outlined plans to increase employers and employees National Insurance Contributions to fund social care. Responding to the news in the Daily Express, IEA Editorial & Research Fellow, Prof. Len Shackleton, said the plans would prove dangerous with the jobs market and economy already under pressure as the country exits the ... Continue reading