About us – campaigning journalism on the NHS

An evidence based website – healthcare news, analysis and investigations to create change to our healthcare and NHS, produced by journalists and researchers – open to all, why not join us?

Our mission is to explain, analyse and investigate NHS and care issues. We publish accurate, accessible stories that put the news in context and aim to inspire change.

We believe that everyone should have access to comprehensive health care. The public and NHS staff have a crucial part to play in protecting this idea and improving services.

Help support our campaigning NHS journalism

Paul Evans of the NHS Support Federation and Dr John Lister (London Health Emergency, Keep Our NHS Public and Health Campaigns Together), with almost 60 years combined experience between them as researchers and campaigners are leading this project to build a news and investigation unit to inform NHS supporters and workers.

The Lowdown will help any supporter of the NHS, staff member, trade unionist or campaigner to keep pace with a full range of NHS issues and policy.

We will summarise news from across the media and health journals, provide critical analysis, and where necessary highlight news that might otherwise be missed, and make complex proposals understandable through a range of briefings.

This package is therefore something quite new, and a genuine step-up in the resources that are currently available. We aim to provide people with the information tools they need to negotiate, communicate, campaign and lobby in defence of the NHS.

The project aims to be self-sustaining, enabling it also to undertake investigations and research that other organisations aren’t undertaking.

By donating and backing the mission of the project, you can will help develop this new resource, ensuring it is freely available, get first sight of each issue and be able to choose more personalised content.

Thank you for your support

Paul, John & Sylvia

The Lowdown

This publication is published by the Centre for Ethical Healthcare, a non-profit company and hosted by the NHS Support Federation