Part of our mission at Centre is to inform debate and to produce new ideas. This is where we publish papers to focus on different areas of policy and to explore the different points of view on a certain topic. We also produce briefing papers to offer both the background to a subject and a policy proposal.
This plan sets out what a centrist and moderate United Kingdom would look like. It would be a country that takes the best ideas from both the left and the right and looks at what policies work in other countries. Therefore, we back both strong public services and boosting businesses by creating a free market economy.
Fighting HIV and AIDS: How we can win the battle against HIV and AIDS (briefing paper):
The new drug in development to cure HIV which focuses on stunning and then killing the virus is a huge step forwards in medicine. It means that for the first time since the aids outbreak occurred a world free of HIV and Aids is possible. With such a situation possible, the UK government must be prepared to distribute the new drugs. This paper therefore contains a definition of HIV and Aids, looks at their histories, explores the drugs used to treat them and then proposes a plan for distributing the drugs in the UK.
Our best shot: Why we need to vaccinate under 18’s (Briefing paper):
This paper looks at why those under 18 should be given vaccines to protect against COVID-19. The paper concludes that we should vaccinate those between 12-17. This would be to cut case rates, reach heard immunity, safeguard our children’s education and prevent further serious mutations, 12–17-year-olds should receive vaccinations.
Computer says no: The issues with vaccine passports and NHS IT systems (Briefing paper):
This paper looks at how issues with NHS IT systems logging vaccines has caused issues as the government rolls out vaccine passports. As a result we recommend scrapping vaccine passports and fixing NHS IT systems.
A second pandemic: Improving mental health services for every generation. (Briefing paper):
This paper provides a new plan to protect and improve mental health within the UK. It does this by finding solutions for people at every stage of life tailored to their needs in early, middle and old age.