Incentives for Reform in the NHS: An assessment of current incentives in the south-east London health economy

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As part of its continuing efforts to reform the NHS, the government has introduced a number of incentives to help the health sector meet national targets and objectives for improving care.

This paper examines whether these incentives are helping or hindering progress. Its findings are based on interviews with health sector representatives in south-east London.

The paper makes a number of recommendations for how incentives can be better aligned at a national level, and also highlights actions that local agencies – such as strategic health authorities – can take.