Mark Littlewood quote in The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, the IEA's Director General was quoted in The Telegraph in response to Labour plan's to outspend the Conservatives on the NHS by £6 billion a year. Mark warned that Labour's plans were "not costed, not responsible, and crucially are not going to cure the health system’s long-term ails" and "simply  will result in ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood quoted in the Daily Mail

"The structure of the NHS is fundamentally outdated and no amount of money is going to get the health system to function and operate at the level patients deserve", says Mark Littlewood, IEA Director-General. Read the full piece here.... Continue reading
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Mark Littlewood quoted in City A.M.

Mark Littlewood, Director-General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, is quoted in City A.M. in response to the Labour Party's announcement of an additional £26bn funding for the NHS. Mark said spending “endless billions of pounds” was unsustainable when "the structure of the NHS is fundamentally outdated and no amount of money is going to ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood quoted in the Daily Express

"The endless billions of pounds that are being pledged to the National Health Service in this election cycle" are irresponsible and uncosted, says Mark Littlewood, IEA Director-General. Quoted in the Daily Express, Mark says the NHS needs fundamental structural reform to improve health outcomes, which lag behind many other countries on international comparisons. Read the ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood quoted in the Evening Standard

Mark Littlewood, Director-General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, is quoted by the Evening Standard in response to Labour's £26bn spending pledge for the NHS. Mark makes the point that the NHS has some of the highest rates of avoidable deaths in Western Europe and "no amount of money is going to get the health ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood responds to Labour general election announcement

Commenting on the Labour party’s pledge to invest £26 billion more in real terms to the National Health Service, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs Mark Littlewood said: “The endless billions of pounds that are being pledged to the National Health Service in this election cycle are not costed, not responsible, and crucially ... Continue reading

Emma Revell writes for CapX

The NHS is set to be a major pillar of the upcoming general election campaign but "at the moment, no major party seems to have a strong reform agenda" says Emma Revell, IEA Head of Communications. Writing for CapX, Emma argues that "the public’s irrational response to NHS discussion" is restricting much-needed discussion about the ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews quoted in The Sun

Patients in the UK and across the world will suffer from Labour's plans for a new state-run body to manufacture cheap medicines, says the IEA's Associate Director Kate Andrews. Responding to plans set out in Jeremy Corbyn's speech to Labour Party conference, Kate said "medical patents encourage manufacturers to create new, innovative drugs, which patients ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews quoted in the Daily Mail

"Removing all profit motive from healthcare is likely to worsen problems that already exist in the NHS" says Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Kate was responding to the announcement made in Jeremy Corbyn's speech to Labour Party Conference that the party would set up a new state-run drugs manufacturer to ... Continue reading
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My book Universal Healthcare Without The NHS, published two and a half years ago, continues to rile a lot of people online. Initially, the standard accusation used to be that I want a system like in the US, where healthcare spending is almost twice as high as in the UK, and yet millions of people ... Continue reading