Kate Andrews appears on BBC Sunday Morning Live

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic has appeared on BBC Sunday Morning Live to discuss whether or not foreign patients should pay for NHS treatment. In the interview Kate argues that the centralised NHS system as it is now is not fit for purpose in 2017 and if it is to remain ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the failures of the NHS and why radical reform is needed. In her article Kate argues that the UK's unwillingness to adopt the social insurance systems that dominate Europe is what separates it on the league charts - usually ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following the news that the NHS may deny smokers treatment. In his article Chris argues that if we set off down this path, there is no obvious end to it. There are thousands of avoidable risk factors for ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on BBC Newsnight

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss social care policy and how we pay for it moving forward. In the interview Kate argues that people shouldn't have to choose between accessing social care and whether or not they can pass on their home to their ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood is quoted in the Sun

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the IEA, has commented in the Sun on suggestions that spa treatments and exercise classes should be available on the NHS. Mark makes the point that the NHS is in the midst of a funding crisis and those with serious illnesses are told that they cannot have expensive, but potentially ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood is quoted in the Telegraph

Director General Mark Littlewood has been quoted in the Telegraph on the use taxpayer money to fund facials and Zumba classes on the NHS. In the article Mark says that the plans are ludicrous, given the NHS’ financial pressures. How facials - typically associated with luxury and not medical necessity – can legitimately be supplied at ... Continue reading
The health system of my native New Zealand is much like Britain’s NHS: funded from general taxation, free at the point of use. Except in one notable area: New Zealanders make a ‘co-payment’ to visit a GP – the amount of which varies depending on age and income. New Zealand has a General Election coming ... Continue reading
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Kristian Niemietz is quoted in City AM

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in City AM in an article about the NHS. In the article the fact that many of the characteristics of the NHS which Britons mistakenly believe to be a unique source of pride, such as the fact it makes ... Continue reading
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With the NHS facing the unedifying prospect of its worst A&E waiting times in a long time, and bed-blocking up by 52 per cent in three years, a quiet corner of the British Isles has employed a healthcare funding model that keeps its health service in fighting form. Our healthcare system is in crisis. NHS ... Continue reading
In these uncertain economic times, there is no better way for a lobbyist to get politicians' attention than by promising to save taxpayers billions of pounds. 'Public health' campaigners have long claimed that unhealthy lifestyles are a burden on the state, and their cost estimates seem to rise every year. The temperance lobby currently claims ... Continue reading