Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the NHS and cancer screenings. The rationing and bureaucratic structure that remains the biggest flaw of the NHS, rearing its ugly head in areas of testing and treatment which are far less controversial than prostate cancer screenings. The screening ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon is quoted in the Daily Telegraph

The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon is quoted in the Daily Telegraph on national concern over health and well-being: "Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs(IEA) said of the trend: “It’s very obvious that people concerned about immigration believe that Brexit is going to be a way to ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on the Jeremy Vine Show

The IEA's Director General Mark Littlewood appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show to discuss expensive medical treatments, and whether or not they should be nationalised. "Developing wonder drugs is colossally expensive - only one in 5,000 drugs make their way to market. "If companies aren't incentivised to come up with new medicines, in ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in the Daily Express

The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has commented in the Daily Express about the cost of obesity to the NHS. “We heard all this stuff about smoking a couple of years ago and people say ‘oh smoking costs the NHS’. It doesn’t – for the same reason, obesity doesn’t cost the NHS and ... Continue reading

The IEA is quoted in The Independent

The Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Independent on the NHS 10 year long term plan announced yesterday. The point is made that these plans for the NHS do not allow for greater competition or patient choice. Ministers have refused to heed the lessons from superior and more efficient European health insurance ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews comments in City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in City AM on the NHS 10 year long term plan announced yesterday. The government is pouring vast sums of taxpayer money into a broken system that has become an international laggard amongst the developed world. Far from undergoing a transformative reboot, the NHS ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on The Jeremy Vine Show

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show to discuss the NHS 10 year plan announced today. In the interview Kate argues that these plans fail to address the fundamental structure of the NHS. And it is a structure that is not fit for ... Continue reading

IEA reacts to launch of NHS long-term plan

Commenting ahead of the launch of the NHS long-term plan, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs Kate Andrews said: “This long-term strategy for improving the National Health Service seems to be a well-disguised effort to kick the can down the road, pouring vast sums of taxpayer money into a broken system that has ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for City A.M. about the NHS winter crisis. If Britain’s tax burden is approaching the levels of its European counterparts, one would expect its services to be on an equal footing as well. But one glance at healthcare statistics, for example, ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon features in The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured in an article by The Telegraph about the bedside interventions for hospital patients. Chris said; “Brief interventions can be a useful tool but they are often a waste of time and can sour the doctor-patient relationship. The matter should be left to the discretion of ... Continue reading