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John Spiers
5 November 2008
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One of the commonest complaints about the NHS is: “I’ve paid in all my life, so why can’t I have…” Yet patients still have no power to command a necessarily personal,...
John Spiers
29 October 2008
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A key issue in individual access to healthcare is who decides who shall get what, when and how. Which economic instruments and direct incentives can do most to deliver universal access, improved...
John Spiers
15 October 2008
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How radical will the new Lord Mandelson be in seeking to reinvigorate the ‘New Labour’ brand? With the regulatory levers in his fresh hands he has a key opportunity to free the...
Kristian Niemietz
23 September 2008
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The Liberal Democrats recently became the first major political party to endorse fully the right of patients to top-up their National Health Service care privately. Labour and the Conservatives...