Jill Watts on any willing provider

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  • Posted:Wednesday 15 June 2011

Jill Watts outlines the work of Ramsay Health Care UK and discusses the benefits of opening up the NHS to a greater diversity of providers.

This was part of the 2011 event: Any willing provider, which focused on how diversity of supply can benefit the NHS and patients, the potential risks associated with it and how policy can be successfully implemented.

Other events in the 2011 NHS and public service reform series

  • The role of integrated care and how can it address the challenges facing the NHS.
  • Choice and competition, in the context of wider public service reform.


John Kapp

Comment date
07 July 2011
I agree entirely. The PCT in Brighton and Hove has protected the monopoly of the incumbent provider of mental health services (Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust) against Any Willing Provider, such as Social Enterprise Complementary Therapy Company (see sectco.org) bringing down the waiting times for NICE-recommended treatments, such as the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, which is 2,000 years currently.

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