NHS bureaucrats must be held to account for sluggish productivity


In the Media

Matthew Lesh writes in City AM

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Mail

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Daily Mail responding to news that the NHS performed 600,000 fewer procedures in the first months of 2022 than the same period in in 2019, despite a £30billion cash injection in the last three years.

Christopher said:

“Looking at NHS productivity you would think Covid was still raging. 

“The pandemic helps explains why the backlog built up but it does not explain why it continues to grow at such a pace. 

“Taxpayers are pouring unprecedented sums of money into the NHS and are tired of hearing excuses. 

“NHS England’s lavishly paid management need to be held accountable.”

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