Last week saw the publication of the NHS Operating Framework for 2009/10, with details of PCT allocations and a new formula for calculating those allocations.
As PCTs face formal judgement of their commissioning skills, The King's Fund offers its views on the new world class commissioning assurance system.
Deciding who does what will be vital if we're to get a quality service from the regulators. Niall Dickson reflects on the new role of the Care Quality Commission.
Prof. Mike Richards has a challenge to resolve the dilemmas surrounding top-ups; Anna Dixon argues that it needs to be set in a wider context of rationing.
The NHS Next Stage Review outlines sensible measures to transform patient care, but Niall Dickson argues that real cultural change is needed in the health service.