Anna Dixon explains Monitor's new responsibilities and looks at the challenges it faces in regulating the NHS. While there are some clear advantages for having a specialist regulator of health, there are also a number of factors that will make Monitor's role very complicated.
Thanks for this, which is sound. I have read that AQPs (like SECTCo) will need to be registered with Monitor and CQC before we can obtain a contract with a CCG. Is this true, and if so what is the process of registration? I cannot see why it should it be done at all, let alone twice. I have asked Nicola Vick, Regulatory Policy Manager of CQC, and she seemed to know nothing about this. I asked her to make enquiries, which she promised to do. Your response would be appreciated. Thanks.
good move needs more accountability of the independent GPs