Thomas Cawston

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.

Thomas Cawston

Related Posts & Publications

What happened to patient choice?

What happened to patient choice?

The debate on competition in the NHS continues to be a source of ongoing controversy. Recently there has been a lot of focus on the impact of competitive tendering in increasing the role of alternative providers. While some commentators have argued that the Health and...
Can the NHS get off the cost escalator?

Can the NHS get off the cost escalator?

Since 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...
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