Kate Andrews quoted in The Telegraph

Responding to the news that the NHS has appointed a "Head of Flexible Working" in a bid to encourage more part-time work in the health service, Associate Director Kate Andrews argued that changes in flexible work must happen organically, when the sector is fully braced for change. “As every party pledges billions more to fund ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Interest from American companies in removing barriers to buying and selling across the Atlantic "should be seen as an opportunity, not a threat" to the NHS, says Mark Littlewood, Director-General of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing his fortnightly column in The Times, Mark highlights the benefits of buying NHS drugs and general equipment from ... Continue reading

Victoria Hewson writes for BrexitCentral

The Labour Party's claims that leaked trade talk papers show the NHS is "up for sale", and that there have been two years of talks "about how drug companies can rip off the NHS", do not hold up under scrutiny, argues Head of Regulatory Affairs Victoria Hewson. Writing for BrexitCentral, Victoria notes that while the ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

"The hysteria being whipped up over the NHS is rooted in political messaging, not evidence" argues Associate Director Kate Andrews in a debate column for City AM. Kate notes that, having read the contents of the leaked trade talk papers, there is no proof to back up the claims that the NHS is up for ... Continue reading

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"The structure of the NHS is fundamentally outdated and no amount of money is going to get the health system to function and operate at the level patients deserve", says Mark Littlewood, IEA Director-General.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
Healthcare

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