Head of Health and Social Care
Robert is an award-winning healthcare policy specialist, and leads the Health and Social Care Unit. He joined Policy Exchange in 2020 following seven years in consultancy where Robert advised private and third sector organisations across a range of issues including NHS estates, vaccinations, dementia, and genomics. Robert acted as the Prize Director for the Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 on the subject of hospital planning and design. He has degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter.
Related Posts & Publications
by Robert Ede | Sep 10, 2021Related Content This week’s announcement of a health and social care levy was hugely significant. Much has been made of the impact on the taxation system: a 1.25 percentage point increase in national insurance contributions across employee earnings and employer wage...
by Robert Ede | Jul 22, 2021Related Content A realistic proposal for tackling the elective backlog The waiting list for elective treatment in the NHS in England has reached an unprecedented level. It is likely to become the defining NHS issue as we approach the next general election, and brings...
by Robert Ede | May 10, 2021Related Content The Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 asks entrants to show how they would design and plan new hospitals to radically improve patient experiences, clinical outcomes, staff wellbeing and integration with wider health and social care. More information about...
by Robert Ede | May 6, 2021Related Content One in ten people in England are now waiting for a routine procedure in the NHS (often described as elective or planned care). For many of these people, the wait will number several months or years. And the total number of people waiting will grow...
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