Alan Maynard is professor of health economics and co-director of the York Health Policy Group, York University.
NICE is invaluable to NHS decision makersSubscription
The government undermines its important work
Only by swiftly adressing the issue of clinical practice variation and developing better evidence based practice can we stop the quality of NHS care eroding, writes Professor Alan Maynard.
Alan Maynard argues the GMC’s ‘feeble’ regulation of doctors does little to benefit the NHS, but chief executive Niall Dickson says a new approach will protect patients.
As real funding is eroded amid grand health policy rhetoric, there is a desperate need for hard evidence and data to inform the fundamental policy challenges facing this government. Without it, the reforms are all but irrelevant, argues York University professor of health economics Alan Maynard.
Incentives for doctors is not a bad idea but they should only be given for tangible improvements
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Alan Maynard: axe must swing on NHS jobs and paySubscription
While politicians are fighting on the campaign trail they will not reveal how they intend to drive up productivity. But once reality is restored the pain will begin
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The ‘toothless bulldogs’ of the NHS might hope for more control over purchasing under the Conservatives
Alan Maynard on managing the NHS marketSubscription
The Darzi reforms, like dozens of ‘definitive’ reports and structural ‘redisorganisations’ over the 60 years of the health service, are experiments that may imperil or improve the lot of patients and taxpayers.