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PFI and the Healthcare Finance Catastrophe: Part II

In this second part of our investigation into PFI contracts, we examine the impact on the healthcare system and clinical careers. It is already well-documented that the costs of building hospitals under Private Finance Initiatives has proved to be extortionate in some cases. Overspending in some construction projects resulted in service cuts at neighbouring hospitals,...

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PFI and the Healthcare Finance Catastrophe: Part I

In an economic climate defined by debt and deficit, one particular acronym has always proved contentious. PFI, or Private Finance Initiatives, have contributed a huge amount to the construction of the infrastructure of the NHS, but many believe that the debt that has resulted is far too big a price to pay. To define this...

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Will Sterling Fall Seriously Damage the NHS?

Recent falls in the value of sterling relative to both the dollar and euro have generated massive headlines in Britain. The Brexit-fuelled slump of the pound has had a significant impact on numerous industries, and many expert observers are already predicting that the influence over the NHS will be significant. The Tyranny of the Market...

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