Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Lord Carter of Coles on co-operation and competition This content relates to the following topics: Competition, markets and choice Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Article information Posted:Tuesday 13 October 2009 Lord Carter of Coles speaks about his role as Chair of the Co-operation and Competition Panel, and discusses the panel's work. Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Long read What is commissioning and how is it changing? Commissioning is the process by which health and care services are planned, purchased and monitored. Here we look at the commissioning process in more detail, the organisations involved and how it is changing. Article Is the NHS being privatised? The involvement of the private sector in the NHS is a hotly contested topic. We consider whether the NHS is being privatised. Blog Missing the wood for the trees Ben Collins reflects on the reasons behind the failure of the UnitingCare contract, and lessons that have been learnt for commissioning in the NHS. Patient engagement: The first 100 days of the new government The Secretary of State has stressed the role of patients, calling for a new 'social contract’ between the public and health and care services.