Health Policy

Friday, April 29, 2016
 Atula Abeysekera offers a five-point plan for keeping the NHS aliveOur policy recommendations are not radical, but they are incremental innovations. We are confident that they will achieve cost savings, improve efficiency and productivity to...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
 John Mann’s done it. He’s hit the nail on the head and smashed his thumb in the process.  It is now apparently an EU scandal that the NHS pays more to the EU than we receive. It is a scandal of incompetence both by the government and...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Read our latest press release on the Junior Doctor's Strike below: Tuesday's Doctor's strike could cause hundreds of deaths, will cost millions and is a ploy by the BMA to distract the public and politicians from the real harms to the...
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Bow Group's Senior Research Fellow Nic Conner discusses the Junior Doctors Strike movement and the wider debate on NHS pay and striking on London Live.Watch the debate here
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The Bow Group has released a policy paper, "Five practical steps for innovation in the NHS and wider healthcare", by Atula Abeysehera.Our five step policy recommendations are not radical, but they are incremental innovations.We are confident...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Bow Group and Dr Daniel Poulter MP have jointly produced a new target policy paper reflecting on the UK’s ageing population and the concurrent increase in chronic long-term conditions and setting out how the hospice movement should look in the...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
On 31st August 2011 the Guardian published an article Obesity plan could cost shoppers dear which featured criticism from the Children’s Food Campaign about the Government’s Change4Life voucher initiative.  The Change4Life voucher scheme...
Saturday, August 6, 2011
On 3rd August 2011, the Public Accounts Committee published its report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS.  In doing so, the Committee highlighted the catastrophic and atrophic failure of the previous Labour Government’s hopelessly...
Sunday, July 31, 2011
In March 2011, the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee formally submitted evidence to the Government’s public health white paper consultation following the publication of ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Dr Dan Poulter MP, member of the Health Select Committee, sets out his thoughts on the Coalition’s NHS proposals. Download the full article below.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Ross Carroll, Member of the Bow Group Health and Education Policy Committee, sets out his thoughts on the Coalition’s NHS proposals. Download the full article below.
Friday, June 10, 2011
On 10th June 2011, the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee submitted written evidence to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into public health.  This follows the Bow Group’s recent submission to the Department of Health’s...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Bow Health & Education Policy Committee has today published a new target policy paper, "Obesity Epidemic - Paranoia or Evidence Based?" It assesses current predictions indicating that 60% of the UK population will be classified as clinically...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
In February 2011, the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee submitted written evidence as part of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Primary Care and Public Health's special inquiry into the Government's public health White...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
On 30th November 2010, the Coalition Government published its eagerly anticipated White Paper on public health, ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England’. The near 100 page document – significantly more bulky...
Friday, March 18, 2011
On Thursday 10th March, Stuart Carroll, the Chairman of the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee, presented his perspective on the UK Government’s value-based pricing (VBP) policy for drugs and pharmaceuticals in front of an expert...
Monday, February 14, 2011
On Friday 11th February, the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee submitted written evidence as part of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Primary Care and Public Health's special inquiry into the Government's public health...
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In December 2009, the Macdonald Report that looked at health education concluded "it is essential for all children and young people to have an entitlement to a common core of knowledge, skills and understanding in PSHE [Personal, Social, Health and...
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Responding to the new White Paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health in England, the Bow Group Health Policy Committee welcomes much of the radical blueprint to promote public health and wellbeing across the country. The...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Despite the Coalition Government’s pledge to ring-fence the healthcare budget, the NHS is facing sustained financial retrenchment and increased user demand.  Against the backdrop of the UK’s parlous public finances, it is vital all aspects of...
Thursday, August 26, 2010
As the authors of the Bow Group paper, 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS - Opportunities and Challenges', we were delighted to see the Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP, make direct reference to our paper on Newsnight (televised on...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
On 12th July 2010, the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley MP, announced the publication of the Government's flagship Health White Paper, 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS'.The 57 page document outlines a vision of...
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Analysis of the Quality and Outcomes Framework Report for the NHS. This policy paper evaluates the progress that QOF has made since its introduction and considers the different ways in which the QOF can be reformed.  It specifically...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Including contributions from Sir Andrew Dillon, Dr. Richard Barker and Dr. Bill Moyes.In our research piece published today, we apply David Cameron's criteria to each of the key health agencies and bodies in the UK to better understand which health...
Friday, August 14, 2009
By 2025 the number of people aged 85 or older in England is set to increase by 70% to nearly two million. In this group more than a third of men (37%) and more than half of women (55%) live alone. Most have a limiting long term illness.Responding to...

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