Annabel Denham writes for CapX

"Pregnant women are not property, and society’s default shouldn’t be that individuals cannot make the “right” lifestyle choices even if presented with the risks" says Annabel Denham, Director of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing for CapX, Annabel says new guidelines from NICE which suggest recording maternal alcohol consumption, even without a woman's ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in the Daily Express

The Daily Express has run a news piece on the IEA's recent briefing paper, You Had One Job. It described the report, authored by IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon, as a "blistering attack" on Public Health England and the World Health Organization's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read the article in full here, and our ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for CapX

"In an ideal world, member states would do to the WHO what Matt Hancock has done to PHE and replace it with a streamlined agency that focuses only on infectious disease", writes the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon. But as Chris argues for CapX,  while "serious reform [of the WHO] is probably impossible ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked

"The ‘public health’ movement has spread itself too thinly over too many issues", writes the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon. In a column for Spiked magazine, Chris argues that "the modern ‘public health’ establishment is, at best, a waste of space. At worst, it is a menace. From local councils to the World ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Telegraph

Responding to reports that hospital admissions for Covid-19 were over-reported at the peak of the pandemic, the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics said it was "no surprise". Quoted in the Daily Telegraph, Chris noted that "People often overestimate highly publicised risks while underestimating more common risks. No health risk has had more publicity in recent ... Continue reading
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The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon bids 'good riddance' to Public Health England but warns that politicians - who love creating new bureaucracies - should resist the urge to create a 'Public Health England 2.0'. Writing for the Spectator, Chris argues that the new National Institution for Health Protection should keep its focus ... Continue reading

IEA research cited in The Sunday Times

IEA report 'The Henry Fords of Healthcare' by Dr Nima Sanandaji is cited in a column in the Sunday Times, arguing that will the Henry Ford model will "drive down the cost of healthcare". As Dr Sanandaji argues in the paper: "the organisational changes needed to drive costs down and raise quality and safety — ... Continue reading

IEA publication featured in 1828

Matteo Baccaglini, former President of the Oxford Hayek Society, references the recent IEA report 'Henry Fords of Healthcare' in a piece for 1828. The piece praises the report, saying it "calls us to use lessons from the east to revisit our assumptions of how western healthcare is not only delivered – but also perceived." Read ... Continue reading
Author Nima Sanandaji outlines how entrepreneurship in healthcare can create better outcomes Most of the benefits of free markets have not been transferred to healthcare; The UK’s centrally-planned system had problems prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, with long waiting times, inefficiencies and patient safety incidents; The crisis has brought about comparisons between healthcare systems across the globe ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted by The Daily Telegraph

The £25bn spent by the government so far on PPE and the test and tracing system is an "eye-watering sum of money, equivalent to 15% of the entire NHS budget." Quoted in The Daily Telegraph, Chris added "a global shortage made it inevitable that we would pay over the odds for PPE, especially since the ... Continue reading