Centre for Health and the Public Interest

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The Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) is a London think tank founded in June 2013 to defend "the founding principles of the NHS". It is a registered charity.[1]

Professor Colin Leys was involved in its foundation.

It has produced several reports on the Private finance initiative in the English NHS. It says PFI companies had made pre-tax profits of £831m in the past six years which could have been spent on patient care. [2] It warned councillors in Newham that NHS sustainability and transformation plans were untested.[3] Its scrutiny of the role of markets and competition in the NHS found that information about quality and safety in private hospitals was not available in the same way as with NHS providers so it was not possible to compare the two.[4] Only seven contracts with private providers had been terminated by clinical commissioning groups due to failings, though 16% of their care budget is spent in the private sector and there are some 15,000 contracts with private providers.[5]

It has also reported on Social care in England [6] It claims that “the quality of care in adult social care has declined over the past two decades as a result of privatisation”.[7]


  1. ^ "About". CHPI. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  2. ^ "NHS 'leaking millions' in PFI contracts". BBC News. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Risks of Newham healthcare proposals discussed". Newham Recorder. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Private hospitals 'must provide more safety data'". BBC News. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Report finds that companies are not being properly assessed for their quality of care". Independent. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  6. ^ "No party offers a real solution for social care crisis, says think-tank". Public Finance. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  7. ^ "ALL adult social care services could be PRIVATISED in radical proposals". Liverpool Echo. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.