Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Stephen Dunn on choice 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:Wednesday 04 May 2011 Dr Stephen Dunn explains how NHS East of England has used competition to drive up quality, outcomes and efficiency and improve health care for the people in the region.Related contentAudioAnna Walker on choice and competition Anna Walker, Chair of the Office of Rail Regulation Board, draws on her experience of the competition regime in the utilities sector to discuss what choice and competition can offer the NHS.AudioCarol Propper on choice and competition Carol Propper talks about international perspectives on choice and competition in health care and outlines the potential for competition to deliver quality improvements in the NHS.Competition and choice As part of our Time to Think Differently work, we analysed the impact of the reforms on competition and choice that were were designed to create stronger incentives to improve performance within the NHS. TopicCompetition, markets and choice: Our work on competition between providers of NHS, health and care services and patient choice 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.