Press coverage

Find coverage in the press of Reform's latest work below. 

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BBC Radio Newcastle, 5 July 2018

Maisie Borrows, Senior Researcher, appeared on BBC Radio Newcastle to talk about the future of the NHS. She said that the NHS needs to move to a preventative model of care and that there is still a role for private providers.

You can listen to the interview (at 13.04) here.

BBC Radio 4, File on 4, 3 July 2018

Andrew Haldenby, Director of Reform, appeared on File on 4 as part of its programme on the history of private involvement in the NHS.

He argued that “privatisation” is often taken to mean private payment for healthcare. That makes it harder to recognise the routine use of the private sector to deliver NHS services, paid for by the taxpayer.

Listen to the episode here.

FE News, 29 June 2018

Sarah Timmis, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article in FE News following the launch of Reform‘s report, Beyond gadgets: EdTech to help close the opportunity gap.

She argued that there needs be a change of mindset for EdTech to be implemented successfully into schools. It has opportunities to give young people the skills they will need for future employment, particularly disadvantaged pupils, and can help teachers by enabling personalised learning and analysing data.

Read the full article here.

Public Sector Focus, June 2018

Rose Lasko-Skinner, Research Assistant, wrote a piece for Public Sector Focus (on risk sharing in public service markets) arguing that government should play a more active role in risk management when outsourcing.

Read the full article here.

Tes, 28 June 2018

Daniel El-Gamry, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article in TES following the publication of Reform‘s report, Beyond gadgets: EdTech to help close the opportunity gapIn it, he argued that EdTech can reduce the administrative burden on teachers, help to intelligently analyse pupil data and equip students with skills for the future.

Read the full article here.

Digital Healthcare Show, 27 June 2018

The Digital Healthcare Show published a publication ahead of its conference. As one of the speakers at the conference, Eleonora Harwich was introduced in its pages and the conclusions of Reform‘s reportThinking on its own: AI in the NHS were also explored on page 3. See the full publication here.

The Sunday Times, 24 June 2018

In an article in The Sunday Times on NHS spending, the author referenced Reform‘s report on devolved public-services commissioning.

“The think tank Reform argues for the Greater Manchester model of devolving NHS commissioning to local level to be adopted widely. It argues that 95% of NHS England’s budget could be devolved”

Read the full article here.