City AM, 27 March 2015

Senior Researcher Cathy Corrie, wrote a piece for City AM in which she argued that NHS reform has not gone far enough.

“Some have claimed that the deterioration in performance is due to the coalition’s reforms to the NHS. In truth, it has arisen because of a lack of reform. Five years ago, ministers set out a brave new vision to deliver better care at lower cost. Care would be shifted out of hospitals and away from A&E. New providers would compete with the NHS to deliver the best services. The NHS would be accountable to the patient, not to politicians. These are the right kind of ideas. Indeed, many are included in the NHS’s own plan for reform published last October. They have, however, proven tough to deliver.”

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