Christopher Snowdon writes for The Spectator

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, has written for The Spectator on persistent calls to reinstate Coronavirus restrictions, despite the latest wave of infections having declined. Christopher compares those calling for the reintroduction of restrictions to those still calling for a return to the European Union, and asks, "Will they ever let it go?" ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for City AM

Kristian Niemietz, IEA Head of Political Economy, has written for City AM on growing dissatisfaction with the NHS due to long waiting lists and points out that many are now considering going private for their healthcare. "a survey by the Institute for Policy Research (IPPR) specifically asked those who had recently experienced difficulties in accessing ... Continue reading

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

Emily Carver, IEA Head of Media, has written for Conservative Home on increasing public dissatisfaction with the NHS since the end of the pandemic. Emily highlights that, due to long waiting lists for treatment, many are opting for private treatment instead. "More of us than ever are giving up altogether and deciding to forgo the ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments for The Telegraph

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, has commented for The Telegraph on reports that NHS Senior Managers' pay has risen 65% in the last decade. Christopher characterised the findings as "inflated salaries for bureaucrats and managers". “The UK spends more money on healthcare than most EU countries and yet we have half as many ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for the New Statesman

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, has written for the New Statesman on the the government's announcement that it will scrap free testing for coronavirus. The decision comes as we are entering what seems to be the final stage of the pandemic, and Christopher argues that continuing to spend large sums on Covid tests ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments for The Telegraph

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, has commented for The Telegraph on the NHS backlog, which could see as many as 14 million on waiting lists. Christopher argued that: "People who have private medical insurance effectively pay for the healthcare of themselves and for someone else. The more people can be encouraged to get ... Continue reading
Healthcare

IEA research referenced in The Spectator

IEA research on the impact that NHS reform would have on the number of lives saved each year due to various illnesses has been referenced by Kate Andrews in The Spectator. Kate uses the IEA's findings to highlight the importance of bringing debate around the efficacy of NHS to the fore. "Five years ago, the ... Continue reading

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