Designing the 'new' NHS: Ideas to make a supplier market in health care work

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Recent changes in the NHS have triggered significant expansion in the involvement of independent and voluntary sectors in the delivery of services.

How can this involvement be developed to ensure quality of care for patients and to enrich choice?

This question was addressed by a small independent working group, commissioned by The King's Fund.

This report is based on discussions within the group and on a one-day workshop that proposed and assessed alternative developments in the future NHS.

This report highlights many of the issues that need to be addressed by government and by people providing health services in all three sectors.