The King's Fund and BMJ debate: regulating for quality

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  • Posted:Wednesday 23 November 2011

The King's Fund and BMJ debate at the Annual Conference 2011, chaired by Fiona Godlee and featuring Bruce Keogh, Anna Dixon, David Bennett and Ali Parsa, examined the limits of competition and the role of Monitor in supporting the delivery of high-quality care.

Our 2011 Annual Conference looked beyond the health reforms and focused on how to improve the delivery of health and social care.


Paul Johnston

Salford Royal Hospital
Comment date
25 November 2011
I don't believe that increased competition drives up quality unless your are talking about a level playing field. When you have large private companies who are willing to make a loss to get a foot in the door in the NHS market place there is no way that public sector and NHS providers can compete with this on price. It is naive to think that value for money and quality go hand in hand as no-one would expect a bentley for the price of a trabby - both will get you to the same place but dont compare on quality.

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