The Lowdown is an evidence-based website that aims to tell people about what’s happening to their healthcare system and to give them the tools to be involved in changing it. Our journalists and researchers produce investigations and analysis to provide our readers with the overview and key facts to make informed judgements and understand policy.
We aim to create a community of people who support the idea of healthcare for all who can help to raise awareness and inspire change. Why not join us, we need your support
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.
Who are we?
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.
We have small staff and a growing community of freelance contributors. We are committed to helping to train and support the next generation of health journalists as they are an essential tool in holding our politicians and health leaders to account and getting to the truth.
How does it work?
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 is something quite new. 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, Molly and Jade
This publication is published by the Centre for Ethical Healthcare, a non-profit company and hosted by the NHS Support Federation