Press

Reform's research and commentary is regularly featured in the media. You can find press coverage of Reform's work here.

We are always happy to comment on policy issues relevant to our work. If you would like a quote, an interview, or a background briefing, please email press@reform.uk.

 

MJ, 3 November 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles and Ed Roddis, Director of Public Sector Research at Deloitte, write for the Municipal Journal on what the report's findings mean for local government, and how it should respond to the public's top priorities.


Civil Service World, 3 November 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, and Ed Roddis, Director of Public Sector Research at Deloitte, write for Civil Service World on why stretched public finances present government with an opportunity to consider what it is best placed to deliver. CSW also covered the report launch in an article describing the view amongst top public service officials that Whitehall should be "substantially smaller" — and that this should pave the way for a rethink of how public services can maximise their impact.


Research Professional News, 17 October 2022

Our Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, writes for Research Professional News on the importance of policymakers engaging with academic experts, and how the new Reform Scholars programme will help make this a reality. Read in full here.


MJ, 4 October 2022

Our Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, writes for the Municipal Journal on what the future of levelling could look like, if power were further devolved to places like East Birmingham and North Solihull. Read his article here.


Civil Service World, 23 September 2022

Reform researcher, Patrick King, writes for Civil Service World on why achieving transformative change in the health system means having the courage to start by asking the right questions. Read the article in full, here.


Times Radio, 22 September 2022

Senior Researcher, Sebastian Rees, spoke to Times Radio's John Pienaar about the need for an urgent rethink in our approach to health and care.


The Times, 22 September 2022

The Times also covered the launch of 'Reimagining Health' in their news article, 'Doctors criticise NHS rescue plan' (£), referencing the cross-party, open letter organised by Reform.


Times Red Box, 22 September 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, writes for The Times' Red Box on why the NHS "cannot be the default fixer of all ills" and saving the Health Service means "reimagining" the current model.


Politico, 22 September 2022

Politico covered the launch of Reform's 'Reimagining Health' programme in London Influence. Read their summary here.


The Times, 22 September 2022

In support of Reform's new 'Reimagining Health' programme, ten former health and care ministers - from across the three main political parties - wrote an open letter to The Times, calling for an "urgent rethink" and an "honest conversation about how we improve the health of the nation". The full letter is available to read on our website, here.


Municipal Journal, 22 September 2022

Reform's Senior Researcher, Sebastian Rees, writes for the Municipal Journal on why the shift to a system which prioritises health creation will require radical devolution.


Politico, 15 September 2022

Politico's London Influence focused on the launch on Reform's new strategy, quoting excerpts from an interview with our Director, Charlotte Pickles: for example, how COVID-19 has created a "burning platform" for more radical thinking, and the reasons for our focus on 'Reimagining Health' and having a "much bigger conversation" about the structures of the state. Read it here.


Sunday Times Leader, 28 August 2022

The Sunday Times' recent leader focused on the need for NHS reform, quoting Reform’s call for much greater focus on the potential for technology and data to transform public health and reduce demand on acute health services.


Yorkshire Post, 19 August 2022

Our Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, wrote for the Yorkshire Post on devolution. Simon set out the case for the genuine devolution of power and resources to England's regions, not just more moving around of civil servants. You can read the piece in full here.


Any Questions, 05 August 2022

Reform Director Charlotte Pickles appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions, alongside Catherine West MP, Robert Jenrick MP, and Chair of the NHS Confederation Lord Victor Adebowale – you can find the link here. They discussed Taiwan, the cost of living crisis, and the future of the NHS.