Blog tagged as: Competition and choice

18th October 2013 | Comments: 6
What are the repercussions of the Competition Commission's rejection of the proposed merger in Bournemouth and Poole?
28th March 2012 | Comments: 11
How does the Health and Social Care Act differ from Lansley's original plans? And what challenges will the NHS face now as the Act is implemented?
27th February 2012
While opposition to the Bill has got louder, there has been relatively little debate about the new powers for Monitor and what they will mean in practice.
1st February 2012 | Comments: 7
Chris Ham puts forward the argument that the complexity and importance of the issues at stake cannot be reduced to the simple question, are you for or against the Bill?
20th January 2012 | Comments: 6
With the Royal College of Nursing announcing their opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill recently, Chris Ham considers the next steps for the health reforms.
16th December 2011 | Comments: 1
Francesca Frosini asks how a new measurement of patients treated in non-NHS hospitals will help to assess patient choice.
9th August 2011 | Comments: 2
Will amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill affecting the role of the Co-operation and Competition Panel and Monitor truly affect competition in the NHS?
4th August 2011 | Comments: 8
Rachael Addicott asks if social enterprises will be able to compete with the big players in health care in her blog.
2nd June 2011 | Comments: 5
At a time of rapid policy change in health care, there is a thirst for international insight: so what can other countries teach us about health system reform?
1st June 2011 | Comments: 7
Has the government really listened to opinion on the Health and Social Care Bill? And if so, how will any new system of commissioning be held accountable?
18th March 2011 | Comments: 6
Are referral management centres in line with national policy on free choice of elective care and the principles of co-operation and competition?
21st February 2011
Debate about competition in the NHS is often polarised between those who are opposed to private sector involvement in the NHS and those who think the NHS needs to be broken up.
31st January 2011 | Comments: 3
The NHS is already implementing radical changes to commissioning, but GP consortia are not commissioning services yet: what should health care providers do in the meantime?
26th January 2011 | Comments: 7
Anna Dixon asks if the reforms in the Health and Social Care Bill revolutionary or simply an evolution of the previous government's policy.
12th January 2011 | Comments: 13
As the Health and Social Care Bill is due to be published, we look ahead to see what key issues need to be resolved, including regulation and commissioning.
28th October 2010 | Comments: 3
The government last week published two new consultations on choice and information, which could have significant implications for how end-of-life care is delivered.
2nd December 2009 | Comments: 2
Anna Dixon comments on the recent controversy stirred up by the publication of Dr Foster's latest mortality figures.
21st July 2009 | Comments: 6
This week The King's Fund and the Institute of Fiscal Studies has published its analysis of the likely economic environment for the NHS over the next decade.
29th May 2009 | Comments: 2
John Appleby considers whether we really understand how complex and difficult managing a market for commissioning in the NHS.