The Tip Off

Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated detective work that goes into doing great investigative journalism- then this is the podcast for you.

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episode 11: Ep.11 Putting a price on health


Ep. 11 Putting a price on health
Billy Kenber set out to look into one story and ended up finding another. Hidden within open datasets was proof of a practice that was costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
Battling to put the pieces together in a quagmire of complex pricing structures and regulations understood by very few people, Billy blew the lid of a multi-million pound industry. And in the end one failed hypothesis led to an investigation that would change the law.
Read all about it:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/extortionate-prices-add-260m-to-nhs-drug-bill-8mwtttwdk https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/victory-against-rip-off-drug-firms-after-times-investigation-qm6hlmqts
Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
Music: Dice Muse and Podington Bear


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