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.

 

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.


GB News, 01 July 2022

Reform's director Charlotte Pickles joined the political panel show, Dewbs & Co., answering questions such as: 'Will going digital solve the NHS' problems?'


Newsnight, 08 June 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, appeared on BBC's Newsnight. Commenting ahead of the Prime Minister’s speech, she reflected on whether the Government had a coherent policy agenda and a clear vision for Britain.


Civil Service World, 25 April 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, was quoted in Civil Service World’s write up of a panel discussion on the last ten years of public sector reform. Arguing that crisis management was the ‘new normal’, she said: “The greatest challenge facing both the country, the state and those who work in the public sector is how on earth we carve out the time and the space to do the genuine long-term thinking."


The Municipal Journal, 20 April 2022

Our report, 'A Revolution in Mindset', also received coverage in the Municipal Journal. The article focused on the paper's recommendation to allocate ring-fenced funding to local councils, for co-designing open access mental health hubs with young people.