The NHS is beyond repair


In the Media

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

In the Media

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Sun

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

IEA Head of Political Economy Kristian Niemietz has written in CapX discussing some of the points he raised during the IEA’s ThinkTent panel on the future of UK healthcare at the Conservative Party Conference.

Kristian wrote:

“The panel was on the question of ‘How can we improve Britain’s health service?’, and my take was that we probably cannot, fundamentally. The NHS has been reorganised more times than anyone can count. If there was a way to fix it, we would probably have found it by now.

“At the same time, we have good examples nearby of healthcare models that have been proven to work, if, by ‘work’, we mean achieve good clinical outcomes and offer rapid access to treatment at a tolerable cost. So why not ditch the NHS altogether, and go for one of those models instead?”

Read Kristian’s full piece here.

You can also watch the full panel discussion here.