Head of Health, 2014-15
Thomas Cawston is Head of the Health Unit at Policy Exchange. Before joining Policy Exchange he was Research Director at the centre right think tank Reform, where he lead the healthcare programme. He has co-authored reports on competition in the NHS, health funding, disruptive innovation and reforming the NHS workforce. He has visited and studied health providers and systems in North America, Europe and South Asia. He has frequently commented on NHS reform in the print and broadcast media, including on The Daily Politics and Moral Maze. Before joining Reform in 2009, he read a Masters in South Asian History at the University of Oxford and a BA in History and Politics at the University of Exeter.
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by Thomas Cawston | Feb 5, 2015Since the start of 2015, the NHS has been in the news constantly. While the headlines in January focused on A&E performance, the financial pressures facing the service are now returning to centre stage. And on this front the latest report by the Public Accounts...
by Thomas Cawston | Jan 5, 2015Winter is not normally a time for good NHS news stories. During recent weeks, there has been the usual deluge of “A&E in crisis” headlines and what seems like rolling news coverage of reporters camped outside hospital doors as the queues get longer and longer....
by Thomas Cawston | Dec 3, 2014The Chancellor’s announcement today that he managed to find a whopping £2 billion for the NHS will bring a massive sigh of relief for many. All year doctors and hospital managers have been clamouring for a bailout as austerity began to bite across the health service....
by Thomas Cawston | Dec 2, 2014Last week, the Deputy Prime Minister made an announcement with profound implications for the public finances. Speaking at his monthly press conference, he let slip that he expects the Chancellor to announce an extra £1.5 billion for the NHS. The figure has now risen...
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