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Economic regulation in health care: What can we learn from other regulators? is published by The King's Fund on Thursday 3 November 2011.
Andrew Lansley was a civil servant at the Department of Trade and Industry from 1979-87. He was Private Secretary to Norman Tebbit, the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 1984-85 and was his Principal Private Secretary as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1985-87. In a speech to the NHS Confederation in 2005, when he was Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Lansley set out a number of guiding principles for the regulation of public services, including health care, many of which are at the heart of the reforms set out in the Health and Social Care Bill.
The Health and Social Care Bill began its Committee stage in the House of Lords on 25 October 2011. The King’s Fund is writing to selected peers outlining the changes it recommends should be made to the Bill.