The NHS from Thatcher to Blair, by Peter Fisher

Peter Fisher, NHS Consultants Association

The NHS from Thatcher to Blair

addressed to the 12th IAHP and XIV FADSP Conference, Palma de MAllorca 23 May 2002

In looking at how the NHS has changed over this period it is possible to see a pattern.
Sometimes quickly, sometimes more slowly and with occasional steps in the opposite direction, we have been moving away from the concept of a publicly owned, publicly accountable service.

Private finance & "value for money" by A. Pollock et al

Pollock AM, Shaoul J, Vickers N.

Private finance and "value for money" in NHS hospitals: a policy in search of a rationale?

British Medical Journal, 2002; 324: 1205-1209

Summary points:
The private finance initiative (PFI) brings no new capital investment into public services and is a debt which has to be serviced by future generations.

The government's case for using PFI rests on a value for money assessment skewed in favour of private finance

Health before wealth

Demand the WTO change its patent rules

Every day 37,000 people die from preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Most of these deaths are in the developing world where many life-saving drugs are unaffordable because they are patented under rules set by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Stocholm 2003: Health sector reform in Palestine

Motasem HAMDAN

1) Centre for Health Services and Nursing
Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

2) School of Public
Health, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem.
13th IAHPEurope Conference "Social and economic destabilisation in Europe: implications for health"
May 21st to24th 2003, Stockholm, Sweden

Health workforce in political and economic destabilisation: the interaction between health sector reform and human resources development in Palestine

Downsizing of acute beds & privatisation

Downsizing of acute inpatient beds associated with private finance initiative: Scotland's case study
Matthew G Dunnigan, senior research fellow,
Allyson M Pollock, professor

a University Department of Human Nutrition, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER, b Public Health Policy Unit, School of Public Policy, University College London, London WC1H 9QU

Correspondence to: A M Pollock


Stockholm 2003 abstracts:Ida Hellander(USA)

da Hellander, MD
PNHP Executive Director

Corporate Health Care Begets Fraud: Recent US Experience

Stockholm 2003 abstracts:J. Lethbridge

Jane Lethbridge

Senior Research Fellow
Public Service International Research Unit
PSIRU- CMS, University of Greenwich
Park Row
London SE10 9LS
+44 8331 7781

Social and economic destabilisation in Europe: implications for health


Stockholm 2003 abstracts: Hasselhorn HM et al

Hasselhorn HM(1), Josephson M(2), Lindberg P(2), Tackenberg P(3), Mueller BH(3) and the NEXT-Study Group

(1) Department of Occupational Medicine, University of Wuppertal, Germany (2) Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden (3) Department of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Intent to leave nursing among nurses in Europe - First results from the European NEXT-STUDY

Stockholm 2003 abstracts: M. Johansson

Mauri Johansson, MD, MHH
Public Health Partner
Specialist in Community and Occupational Medicine
Sportsvej 17
7441 Bording

Do we need a new research concept for health policy problems?

IAHPE Stockholm 2003 Conference: abstracts

Marcelo Firpo de S Porto (University of Frankfurt)
Globalisation, work & health in Brazil: recent trends and perspectives

Hasselhorn HM, Josephson M, Lindberg P, Tackenberg P, Mueller BH and the NEXT-Study Group:
Intent to leave nursing among nurses in Europe - First results from the European NEXT-STUDY

Sara ?lander & Bo Burstr?m: (Karolinska Institute)
Economic strain and health among lone mothers in Sweden 1979-1998
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