Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Kristian Niemietz, the IEA's Head of Political Economy, has given his thoughts on the left's reaction to this week's Parliamentary vote on the Health and Care Bill. As Kristian observes, amongst much of the left, the Bill has triggered the usual response to healthcare reform - that it is part of a covert strategy for ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the IEA, has penned an article for CapX on the pervasive misleading claims that NHS privatisation is being pushed via a secret political agenda. As Kristian demonstrates, relative to other countries, the NHS is far from escaping state control. "Only one in ten British hospitals are private. In ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, the IEA's Director of Communications, has written for the Spectator about proposed plans to force GPs to work in more deprived areas in an effort to resolve shortages. The plan, recommended by the Social Market Foundation, would ensure that GPs are not allowed to work in 'over-doctored' areas and instead would be directed ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, has been quoted in the Daily Mail over Amanda Pritchard's disproven claim that Covid admissions are currently 14 times higher than they were at this time last year. Regarding Pritchard's overestimation, Christopher commented that "The idea that NHS England does not have access to figures that are ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Telegraph

Amanda Pritchard, the Head of NHS England, has been widely disparaged for her incorrect claim that "We have had 14 times the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 than we saw this time last year". In actuality, the number of people currently hospitalised with Covid is almost 3000 less than November last year. Christopher Snowdon, ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon referenced in the Daily Mail

The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics, Chris Snowdon, has been referenced in the Daily Mail regarding ONS figures indicating that the unvaccinated were 32 times more likely to die from Covid than those with the vaccine. Chris argued that the statistic, which covers the time between January 2nd to September 24th, is unreliable, as many ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked

In an op-ed for Spiked, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon ridiculed the legacy of the outgoing health agency Public Health England. He criticised their handling of the pandemic which eventually led to the decision to replace it with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. Christopher argued that part of the organisations downfall ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop & Len Shackleton quoted in the Mail Online

IEA Editorial & Research Fellow, Professor Len Shackleton and IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop were both quoted in the Mail Online suggesting extra cash for the NHS to deal with a patient backlog could be frittered away on staff pay, not front line health care. Julian argued: "There is a risk that a temporary increase ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for the Daily Mail

In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon argued that we are deluded to think the NHS is a world beating health service, as data suggests we lag behind on key indicators such as numbers of doctors and cancer survival rates compared to European nations. Pouring more money into ... Continue reading

IEA research cited in The Telegraph

Madeline Grant, Parliamentary Sketch writer for The Telegraph, referenced IEA research on NHS spending by IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz. In her article she argued that increasing National Insurance Contributions by 1.25 per cent for the NHS and social care was a risky gamble as there was no correlation between increased health ... Continue reading