Kate Andrews comments in the Telegraph

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph on the story that an NHS Trust puts up posters reminding surgeons to check identity of patients before operating. In the article Kate argues that it's welcoming to see Oxfordshire hospitals taking steps to deliver more specialist staff training, to ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz appears on BBC Radio Surrey

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio Surrey to discuss the NHS on its 70th birthday. In the interview Kristian argues that in terms of health outcomes the NHS is consistently lagging behind comparable systems, especially in western Europe and other developed countries. The ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for Coffee House

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the Spectator's Coffee House on the NHS. Healthcare outcomes should be the focus of the discussion. By this measure, the NHS wildly underperforms compared to its European counterparts, ranking in the bottom third of international comparisons for health system performance. The UK ... Continue reading

IEA comments on the NHS's 70th birthday

On the 70th birthday of the NHS, Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says: "The National Health Service is one year older, but none the wiser. No level of adoration or praise around its 70th anniversary can gloss over the fact that the system’s poor performance is costing thousands of lives each year. ... Continue reading

New IEA research features in The Sun

New IEA briefing on the performance of the NHS has featured in The Sun. Fresh research today also reveals the NHS is lagging behind other European health services on survival rates and waiting times. If UK cancer patients were treated in Germany rather than here, more than 12,000 lives more would be saved each year. ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times on the NHS ahead of it's 70th birthday. Supporters of the NHS who fear for its future see two problems with the present state of affairs — both of which, we are told, are entirely the fault of the Conservative Party. ... Continue reading

Hold the birthday cheers: poor NHS performance costing lives

Summary:  2018 marks the 70th birthday of the UK National Health Service – an institution which commands an unparalleled trust and reverence from the British people.1 Yet, to many casual onlookers, the Health Service appears to be in a perpetual state of “crisis”. To some extent, this is borne out by the available data on ... Continue reading

IEA releases briefing on NHS performance

Ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday, a new IEA briefing highlights how the poor performance of the NHS is costing thousands of lives every year. Available data shows that the NHS is an international laggard on many key measures including health outcomes, survival rates and waiting times. IEA research finds that if UK cancer patients ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews comments in the Epoch Times

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Epoch Times on the current system of the NHS. No other country in the world has adopted the NHS like-for-like. It is one of the most centralized systems in the world, that freezes out any market reforms or opportunity for patient ... Continue reading