Nurses for Reform (NFR) is a growing pan-European network of nurses dedicated to consumer-oriented reform of European healthcare systems.

Dr. Helen Evans of Nurses for Reform with Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt FOrmer Secretary of State for Health

Dr. Helen Evans of Nurses for Reform with Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt Former Secretary of State for Health

Headquartered in London, NFR is directed by Dr Helen Evans RGN. A senior nurse with nearly twenty years’ experience in the National Health Service, her career has seen her work in some of Britain’s leading hospitals including Senior Infection Control Nurse, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust; Infection Control Nurse, the Royal London Hospitals NHS Trust; Operating Theatre Sister, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Helen trained at Whipps Cross Hospital in London’s East End and holds a degree in Health Management from Anglia Ruskin University. In 2006 Helen was awarded her  Ph.D in Health Economics at Brunel University she has also been a guest lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University.

In addition to running NFR, Helen is a health policy consultant who has worked with a range of British and European think tanks including the Stockholm Network and the Centre for the New Europe. She is also a director and Senior Health Policy Consultant with Farsight Strategic Political Intelligence Ltd (Farsight SPI) – Britain’s leading predictive public affairs consultancy in health policy.

Published by the Centre for the New Europe, the Institute of Economic Affairs, and the Libertarian Alliance she today lives in London with her husband Tim, daughter Petica and their three cats – Basil, Freddie and Douglas.

3 Responses to “About Nurses for Reform”

  1. Tim Says:

    I think that what you are doing here is a great thing, and maybe one day it will be upto bodies such as yourselves, to decide where best to spend the health budget. I shall also be “surfing the net” in order to find a site like yours, but for Teachures.

  2. RubDMC Says:

    Well, sweetheart, if you want to see an example of a healthcare system that may fit your criteria as a desirable model to strive for, take a close look at the United States.

    Then, let us know how well you think it’s doing.


  3. RubDMC will of course be aware that the US is far from a free market healthcare system. I have no doubt that like you, he understands that the US state funded healthcare systems – Medicare and Medicaid – have historically aborbed more tax money as a percentage of GDP than Britian’s NHS. While on average the NHS has taken an average of 6% of GDP, US state healthcare has taken 7%. If only Europeans understood one of your key messages Helen. So much of US healthcare is not private. As with Britian the state is massive and a disaster.

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