NHS reforms (general)

Pollock AM. A war of attrition against hospital services in South Tyneside and across the country openDemocracy. 04 Aug 2019.

Sutaria S, Kirkwood G, Pollock AM. An ecological study of NHS funded elective hip arthroplasties in England from 2003/04 to 2012/13 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2019. download

Sutaria S, Roderick P, Pollock AM. Are radical changes to health and social care paving the way for fewer services and new user charges? BMJ 2017;358:j4279. download

Filippon J, Giovanella L, Konder M, Pollock AM. ‘Liberalizing’ the English National Health Service: background and risks to healthcare entitlement. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. 2016;32(8). download

Pollock AM, Roderick P, Price D. Response to the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill 2014, published on 7th November 2014 (“the Efford Bill”). London. download

Pollock AM. Submission to Health Committee enquiry: public expenditure on health and social care. 2014. download

Roderick P, Pollock AM. A wolf in sheep’s clothing: how Monitor is using licensing powers to reduce hospital and community services in England under the guise of continuity. BMJ. 2014;349:g5603. download

Pollock AM. NHS privatisation keeps on failing patients – despite a decade of warning. The Guardian. 2014 Aug 16

Pollock AM, Roderick P. Trust in the time of markets: protecting patient information. The Lancet. 2014; 383 (9928): 1523–4. download

Pollock AM, Roderick P. Protecting confidential patient information and promoting public health research: three proposed amendments to the Care Bill: briefing. 2014. download

Pollock AM. A&E crisis is a symptom, not a cause www.cost-ofliving.net. 2014.

Pollock AM, Price D. Loss of population data sources when health systems are not responsible for geographically defined populations: implications of the Health and Social Care Act of 2012 in England. Evidence-Based Medicine Published Online First: 2014;19(1):4–5. download pdf

Pollock AM, Kondilis E, Price D. Blaming the victim: the trust special administrator’s plans for south east London. 2013. download

Pollock AM. Don’t blame a ‘rotten NHS culture’ for the CQC cover-up. The Guardian. 2013.

Pollock AM, Price D. From cradle to grave. In: Davis J, Tallis R, eds. NHS SOS: how the NHS was betrayed – and how we can save it. London: Oneworld 2013. 174–203.

Pollock AM, Price D. Loss of population data sources when health systems are not responsible for geographically defined populations: implications of the Health and Social Care Act of 2012 in England. Evidence-Based Medicine Published Online First: 3 May 2013. download

Pollock AM, Price D. Mid Staffordshire should lead to a fundamental rethink of government policy. BMJ. 2013;346:f2190. download

Pollock AM. The latest casualty of health reform: casualty itself. The Guardian. 2013.

Pollock AM. Will expansion of the NHS abroad benefit UK patients? No. BMJ. 2013 Jan 2;346(jan02 1):e8496–e8496.  download

Pollock AM. ‘Commercial confidentiality’ trumps public right to know in England’s new health market. OurKingdom. 2012.

Pollock AM. How Libor rate rigging has put hospitals in crisis. The Guardian. 2012.

Pollock AM. NHS franchising: the toxic world of globalised healthcare is upon us. The Guardian. 2012.

Pollock AM. Bad science should not be used to justify NHS shakeup. The Guardian. 2012 Mar 15.

Pollock AM, Macfarlane A, Greener I. Bad science concerning NHS competition is being used to support the controversial Health and Social Care Bill. LSE blog. 2012.

Pollock AM, Macfarlane A, Godden S. Dismantling the signposts to public health? NHS data under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. BMJ 2012;344:e2364. download

Pollock AM, Price D. The break-up of the NHS: implications for information systems. In: Watson P, editor, Health care reform and globalisation: the US, China and Europe in comparative perspective. London: Routledge 2012. 25–39.

Pollock AM, Macfarlane A, Kirkwood G, Majeed A, Greener I, Morelli C. No evidence that patient choice in the NHS saves lives. The Lancet. 2011;378(9809):2057–60. download

Pollock AM, Price D. The break up of the English NHS: the new market bureaucracy needs information systems based on members and not geographic populations. Michael Quarterly 2011;8:460–75. download

Pollock AM, Price D. The final frontier: The UK’s new coalition government turns the English National Health Service over to the global health care market. Health Sociology Review 2011;20:294–305. download

Price D, Pollock AM, Brhlikova P. Classification problems and the dividing line between government and the market: an examination of NHS foundation trust classification in the UK. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 2011;82:455–73. download

Pollock AM. The abolition of the NHS. That’s what is happening. OurKingdom. 2011.

Pollock AM. The battle for the NHS is far from over. The Guardian. 2011.

Pollock AM. A call to action. Big Society NHS. 2011.

Pollock AM. The death of the NHS. The Oldie. 2011.

Pollock AM. An end to Bevan’s dream of free healthcare for all Britons? OurKingdom. 2011.

Pollock AM. The King’s Fund report: ‘ready ammunition for service closure’. Channel 4 News blog. 2011.

Pollock AM. NHS reforms. Better health for all. Blog of the Faculty of Public Health. 2011.

Pollock AM. A return to pre-NHS fear. The Guardian. 2011.

Godden S, Pollock AM. The future of social care in the UK. Research, Policy and Planning 2010;28:3–16. download

Heins E, Price D, Pollock AM, et al. A review of the evidence of third sector performance and its relevance for a universal comprehensive health system. Social Policy and Society 2010;9:515–26. download

Pollock AM. Election views. BMJ 2010;340:c2095–c2095. download

Pollock AM. More brickbats than bouquets? BMJ 2010;341:c3977–c3977. download

Pollock AM. Should NHS mental health services fear the private sector? Yes. BMJ 2010;341:c5382–c5382. download

Godden S, Price D, Pollock AM. The impact of privatisation on the provision of health services in Britain and the implications of market mechanisms for public services. Criminal Justice Alliance 2010.

Pollock AM. NHS plans are another step towards corporate health care. The Guardian. 2010.

Pollock AM, Price D, Arthur M. Response to the Department of Health’s consultation on guidance for NHS patients who wish to pay for additional private healthcare. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009. download

Heins E, Pollock AM, Price D. The commercialisation of GP services: a survey of APMS contracts and new GP ownership. British Journal of General Practice 2009;e339–43. download

Hellowell M, Pollock AM. The private financing of NHS hospitals: politics, policy and practice. Economic Affairs 2009;29:13–9. download

Godden S, McCoy D, Pollock AM. Policy on the rebound: trends and causes of delayed discharges in the NHS. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2009;102:22–8. download

Godden S, Pollock AM. Waiting list and waiting time statistics in Britain: A critical review. Public Health 2009;123:47–51. download

Pollock AM, Godden S, Kirkwood G. What about independent sector treatment centres? BMJ 2009;339:b4255–b4255. download

Pollock AM, Kirkwood G. Independent sector treatment centres: learning from a Scottish case study. BMJ 2009;338:b1421–b1421.download

Pollock AM, Kirkwood G. Independent sector treatment centres: the first independent evaluation, a Scottish case study. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2009;102:278–86. download

Pollock AM, Richardson E. Commercial confidentiality: a cloak for policy failure. British Journal of General Practice 2009;59:893–4. download

Arthur M, Pollock AM. The role of first providers: not a substitute for GP out-of-hours care. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009.

Godden S, Pollock AM. Ten years on – were the targets of the NHS Plan achieved? Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009. download

Pollock AM, Arthur M. Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on arrangements for NHS patients receiving private healthcare. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009.download

Pollock AM, Arthur M, Richardson E. Submission of evidence to the Scottish Government’s Health and Sport Committee enquiry: Out of hours health care provision in rural areas of Scotland. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009. download

Pollock AM, Hellowell M, Price D, et al. Submission to House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Inquiry into private finance projects and off-balance sheet debt. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009. download

Pollock AM. Is private-sector money the right tool to construct tomorrow’s public Britain? No. The Observer. 2009

Pollock AM. Mystery of the NHS’s for-profit treatment. The Guardian. 2009.

Pollock AM. The NHS is about care, not Mets. The Guardian. 2009.

Pollock AM. The private drain on the NHS. The Guardian. 2009.

Pollock AM, Price D. Where are the NHS watchdogs now? The Guardian. 2009.

Godden S, McCoy D, Pollock AM. Using SitReps performance data to monitor the delayed discharge process. Health Services Management Research 2008;21:155–60. download

Pollock, Allyson M. Public health meets law: are there sufficient legal safeguards to ensure access to public health care for all? Med Leg J 2008;76:118–32. download

Pollock AM, Godden S. Independent sector treatment centres: evidence so far. BMJ 2008;336:421–4. download

Pollock AM. The privatisation of the UK NHS. Reykjavik: 2008.

Godden S, Pollock AM. Waiting list and waiting time statistics in Britain : a critical review. Edinburgh: Centre for International Public Health Policy 2008. download

Pollock AM, Price D, Boesveld S, et al. Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the European Commission’s proposals for a directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare. Edinburgh: Centre for International Public Health Policy 2008. download

Pollock AM, Viebrock E, Price D. Response to the Scottish Government consultation on changes to eligibility criteria for providers of primary medical services. Edinburgh: Centre for International Public Health Policy 2008. download

Pollock AM. A new name can’t save a poor policy. Scotsman. 2008.

Pollock AM. Farewell to a free NHS. The Guardian. 2008.

Pollock AM. Operating profits. The Guardian. 2008.

Pollock AM. Out of hours GP battle we simply must win. Herald. 2008.

Leys C, Player S, Pollock AM. Nuclear medicine in the transition to private clinical care. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2007;28:586–7.  download

McCoy D, Godden S, Pollock AM, et al. Carrot and sticks? The Community Care Act (2003) and the effect of financial incentives on delays in discharge from hospitals in England. Journal of Public Health 2007;29:281–7. download

Pollock AM. The case against private provision in the NHS. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2007 May;89(4):338–9; discussion 337. download

Pollock AM, Price D, Viebrock E, Miller E, Watt G. The market in primary care. BMJ 2007 Sep 6;335(7618):475–7. download: BMJ_2007_Pollock_MarketInPrimaryCare

Hellowell M, Pollock A. Private finance, public deficits. Edinburgh: Centre for International Public Health Policy 2007.  download

Geertz R, Pollock AM, Brown D. Access to health and access to justice – the erosion of public entitlements. In: McArdle D, ed. Paths to justice? Essays prompted by the Gill review. Stirling: SCOLAG 2007. 34–5. download

Hellowell M, Pollock AM. The big payback. The Guardian. 2007.

Pollock AM. Gauntlet for Brown. The Guardian. 2007.

Pollock AM. The new profiteers. The Guardian. 2007.

Pollock AM. What Sicko doesn’t tell you. The Guardian. 2007.

Talbot-Smith A, Pollock AM. The New NHS: a guide. London: Routledge 2006.

Pollock AM, Price D. Privatising primary care. British Journal of General Practice 2006;565–6. download

Pollock AM. The decline of the NHS. The Parliamentary Monitor 2006.

Pollock AM. A clean bill for health. The Guardian. 2006.

Pollock AM. The politics column. New Statesman. 2006.

Pollock AM. NHS plc: the privatisation of our health care. 2nd ed. London: Verso 2005.

Pollock AM. Evidence not ideology: the BMJ should take a position on the evidence about privatisation. BMJ 2005;331:964–964. download

Macfarlane A, Drey N, Godden S, et al. Identification and evaluation of standardised datasets for measuring and monitoring access to health care. Final report for the National Co-ordinating Centre for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D. 2005. download

Pollock AM. Privatisation of the NHS is accelerating. The Guardian. 2005

Rowland D, Pollock A. Choice and responsiveness for older people in the ‘patient centred’ NHS. BMJ 2004;328:4–5.  download

Talbot-Smith A, Gnani S, Pollock AM, et al. Questioning the claims from Kaiser. British Journal of General Practice 2004;54:415–21. download

Price D, Pollock AM, Player S. Public risk for private gain? The public audit implications of risk transfer and private finance. London: UNISON 2004. download

Pollock AM. Markets will value cash over caring. Times Higher Educational Supplement 2004.

Pollock AM. Tony’s private love affair has cost us billions. Mail on Sunday. 2004.

Pollock AM. Selling off by stealth is here to stay: co-payment is a menace already threatening our public services. The Guardian. 2004.

Pollock AM. Truth behind the American dream. Doctor 2004;14.

Price D, Pollock AM. Public services have become the final frontier for transnational corporations. Guardian Weekly. 2004.

Gnani S, Pollock A. The new GMS Contract — a Trojan horse? British Journal of General Practice 2003;53:354–5. download

Pollock AM, Price D. The BetterCare judgment – a challenge to health care. BMJ 2003 Feb 1;326(7383):236–77. download

Pollock AM, Price D. In place of Bevan? Briefing on the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill 2003. London: Catalyst 2003.  download

Pollock AM, Price D. The public health implications of world trade negotiations on the general agreement on trade in services and public services. The Lancet 2003;362:1072–5.

Pollock AM, Price D, Talbot-Smith A, et al. NHS and the Health and Social Care Bill: end of Bevan’s vision? BMJ 2003;327:982–5. download

Pollock AM. Foundation hospitals and the NHS Plan. London: UNISON 2003. download

Pollock AM. Bad medicine. New Internationalist. 2003;20–1.

Pollock AM. Foundation hospitals will kill the NHS. The Guardian. 2003.

Pollock AM. A wake up call for primary care. Br J Gen Pract 2002 Nov 1;52(484):883–4. download: BJGP_2002_Pollock_WakeUp

Pollock AM, Price D. Market forces in public health. The Lancet 2002;359:1363–4. download

Price D, Pollock A. Extending choice in the NHS. BMJ 2002;325:293–4. download

Janzon K, Law S, Watts C, et al. Lost and confused. Health Service  Journal 2000;26–9.

Rowland D, Pollock AM. Credit where it’s due? Public Finance 2002;26–7.

Pollock AM. NHS care, free at the point of use? NHS Support Federation 2002.

Price D, Pollock AM. A web of private interest: how the Big Five accountancy firms influence and profit from privatisation policy. London: UNISON 2002. download

Pollock AM. America sneezes, we catch a cold: importing the US model will undermine the health service. The Guardian. 2002.

Godden S, Pollock AM, Player S. Capital investment in primary care -the funding and ownership of primary care premises. Public Money and Management 2001;21:43–50. download

Pollock A. Will primary care trusts lead to US-style health care? BMJ 2001;322:964–7. download

Pollock AM, Player S, Godden S. How private finance is moving primary care into corporate ownership. BMJ 2001;322:960–3. download

Pollock AM. Is rationing the only way forward for the NHS? No. Nursing Times 2001;20.

Pollock AM, Rowland D, Vickers N. Briefing note for the general election on health and privatisation. 2001.

Pollock AM, Shaoul J, Rowland D, et al. Public services and the private sector: a response to the IPPR. London: Catalyst 2001. download

Rowland D, Pollock AM, Vickers N. The British Labour Government’s Reform of the National Health Service. Journal of Public Health Policy 2001;22:403.

Pollock AM. Privateers on the march. The Guardian. 2001.

Pollock AM. Private sector lured by £30bn public gold rush. The Observer. 2001.

Pollock AM. The future looks highly unhealthy. Punch. 2001;19.

Pollock AM. Under the knife of private finance. Punch. 2001;10–1.

Pollock AM, Campbell F. Bye-bye Bevan. The Guardian. 2001.

Pollock AM, Price D. Rewriting the regulations: how the World Trade Organisation could accelerate privatisation in health-care systems. The Lancet 2000;356:1995–2000. download

Pollock AM, Price D. Globalisation? Privatisation! Health Matters 2000;41.

Pollock AM. Devolution and health: challenges for Scotland and Wales. BMJ 1999;318:1195–8. download

Player S, Godden S, Pollock AM. Well-laid plans. Health Service  Journal 1999;28–9.

Pollock AM. Primary care – from fundholding to health maintenance organisations? NHS Doctor & Commissioning GP 1998. download

Pollock AM. Modernising public services. Health Matters 1999.

Pollock AM, Gaffney D. The private cost of public health. Health Review 1999;20–1.

Pollock AM, Godden S, Player S. GPs’ surgeries turn a profit. Public Finance 1999;26–8.

Price D, Pollock AM, Shaoul J. How the World Trade Organisation is shaping domestic policies in health care. The Lancet 1999;354:1889–92. download

Gaffney D, Pollock AM. Downsizing for the 21st century: a report on the North Durham Acute Hospitals PFI scheme. London: UNISON 1999. download

Gaffney D, Pollock AM, Shaoul J. Capital investment and the NHS workforce: House of Commons Health Select Committee Future NHS Staffing Requirements. 1999.

Gaffney D, Pollock AM. Clean bill of health. Herald. 1999.

Pollock AM. There’s no such thing as a free launch. The Express. 1999.

Dunnigan M, Pollock AM. The shrinking acute hospital. British Journal of General Practice 1998;1197. download

Godden S, Pollock AM. How to profile the population’s use of health care and social care in one district. J Public Health Med. 1998;20(2):175–9. download

Harrington C, Pollock AM. Decentralisation and privatisation of long-term care in UK and USA. The Lancet. 1998 Jun;351(9118):1805–8. download

Pollock AM, Gaffney D. Capital charges – a tax on the NHS. BMJ 1998;317:157–8.

Pollock AM. Snowed under? Managing Care 1998;6–7. download

Pollock AM. The American way. Health Service Journal 1998;28–9. download

Macfarlane A, Pollock AM. Statistics and the privatization of the NHS and Social Services. In: Dorling D, Simpson S, eds. Statistics in Society. London: Arnold 1998. 252–62. download

Pollock AM. It is not too late to save the NHS. Medical interface 1997;13–9. download

Pollock AM. Will UK NHS trusts be only recruitment agencies? The Lancet. 1997 Jul 12;350(9071):125. download

Godden S, Pollock AM. Everybody counts. Health Service Journal 1997;30–4. download

Godden S, Leicester M, Pollock A. Community information for planning and needs assessment. Information and management Group. London: Department of Health 1997.

Pollock AM, Vickers N. Purchaser provider flows and treatment trends in South Thames. London: Sutton, Merton & Wandsworth HA 1997.

Pollock AM. The politics of destruction. Rationing in the UK health care market. In: Harrington C, Estes C, eds. Health policy and nursing. Crisis and reform in the US health care delivery system. London: Jones and Bartlett 1997. 391–403.

Pollock AM. Rationing in the ‘reformed’ NHS. In: Iliffe S, Munro J, eds. Healthy choices: future options for the NHS. London: Lawrence & Wishart 1997.

Pollock AM. The NHS goes private. The Lancet 1995;346:683–4. download

Pollock AM. Where should health services go? Local authorities versus the NHS? BMJ 1995;310:1580–4.  download

Pollock AM. The creeping privatisation of community care. Health Matters 1995;20:9–11.

Pollock AM. Privatisation by stealth? Health Visitor 1995;68:98–9. download

Pollock AM, Brannigan M, Liss P. Rationing health care: from needs to markets? Health Care Analysis 1995;3:299–314. download

Pollock AM, Majeed A. Community oriented primary care. BMJ 1995;310:481–2.

Whitehead M, Pollock AM. To health care professionals and researchers: take courage and unite! Health Care Analysis 1995;3:167–70. download

Pfeffer N, Pollock AM. Public opinion and the NHS. BMJ 1993;307:750–1. download

Pollock AM. The future of health care in the United Kingdom. BMJ 1993;306:1703–4. download

Pollock AM. Low tax means no brass. Health Matters 1993;15:8–9.

Pollock AM. The Health of the Nation – the end of health for all? Health for all network news 1993.

Pollock AM. Rationing – implicit or merely complicit? Critical Public Health 1993;4:19–23.

Pollock AM, Pfeffer N. Doors of perception. Health Service Journal 1993;26–8. download

Pollock AM. Local voices. In: Rationing in action. London: BMJ Publishing Group 1993. 185–9.

Pollock AM. Local voices. BMJ 1992;305:535–6. download: download

Pollock AM. The Health of the Nation – demolition or preservation of the old French barn? HFA 2000 News 1992;21:1–3.

Pollock AM. Split decisions. Health Service  Journal 1992;26–7. download

Pollock AM. Paying the price for rationed health care. Health Visitor 1992;65:380.