Healthcare

Kate Andrews appears on BBC's This Week

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC This Week to discuss the NHS following President Trump's tweet about it earlier in the week. In the interview Kate argues that healthcare provision is not a black and white issue. Despite increased funding in real terms the NHS remains in ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following Sir Vince Cable's plea for the NHS to be excluded from a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal. In his article Kristian argues that the implication of this is that unless healthcare is specifically exempt from such ... Continue reading

Dr Kristian Niemietz appears on BBC Radio 4's Simon Evans Goes to Market show

Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Simon Evans Goes to Market to discuss alternative healthcare systems to the NHS. In the interview Kristian talks about the Social Health Insurance systems that are common across the continent are the main and best alternative type of system to the ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Spectator

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Spectator following Donald Trump's comments about the NHS. In her article Kate argues that despite increased funding for the system in real terms, the NHS is still breaking down in the most serious areas, including maternity wards and A&E. The centralisation ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on ITV's Good Morning Britain

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain to discuss President Trump's comments on the NHS. In the interview Kate argues that the NHS system as it stands at the moment is not working. Trump is wrong that universal access to healthcare is the problem, however. ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for City AM

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the City AM debate today on whether or not we should pay more tax to increase funding for the NHS. In his response Kristian argues that if we strengthened more market-based mechanisms, we could easily match our neighbour countries ... Continue reading
Healthcare
At last Saturday’s “NHS in Crisis – Emergency Day of Protest” event in London, one of the speakers said: “The Health Service is now under serious threat… The strategy of government ministers has been [to] [s]tarve the NHS of vital cash and resources then force patients to look to the growing private sector… [H]ad the ... Continue reading

Kristian Nimietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on the NHS. In his article Kristian writes that the NHS has gone through periods of spending restraint before, and the British public has never reacted to that by contemplating privatisation. Since 1983, the British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA) ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Cap X on the dangers of motivated reasoning. In his article Kristian argues that we all think that we just dispassionately look at the evidence and that our conclusion is the one that any fair-minded, sensible and informed observer ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews reviews the papers on BBC News

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC News to review the papers. On Trump's visit to UK: It's a very short term game to completely block out the President. A working visit should be feasible. The US has that special relationship with the UK, it's always been an ... Continue reading