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- The King's Fund will launch two reports on Wednesday 7 December: How should we deal with hospital failure? Facing the challenges of the new NHS market, by Dr Keith Palmer, and Regulating Health Care: The way forward, by Dr Jennifer Dixon.
- These are the latest reports in the King's Fund's programme of work examining the new NHS Market - NHS Market Futures. Other papers in the series address critical issues such as the future of primary care and commissioning. The series will make an important contribution to the debate about the direction in which the NHS is now moving.