Breadcrumb Home Publications Public Bill Committee submission on part three of the Health and Social Care Bill This content relates to the following topics: Health and Social Care Act 2012 Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page This submission focuses on Part three of the Health and Social Care Bill, which sets out the legislative framework for the economic regulation of health and social care.With a focus on Monitor's role in the reformed NHS, the paper also considers procurement, competitive commissioning and price setting. Related contentPress centre and parliamentary activities: Our independence and expertise makes us well-placed to offer objective comment and analysis Information about The King's Fund's press and public affairs work. BlogCompetition versus integration: how to get the balance right Debate about competition in the NHS is often polarised between those who are opposed to private sector involvement in the NHS and those who think the NHS needs to be broken up. You may also be interested in Blog The NHS and climate change: a decade of distraction As the realities of climate change become ever clearer, Chris Naylor explores how the NHS has responded to the challenge so far, and why it needs to do more to overcome the ‘tyranny of now’. Long read Amending the 2012 Act: can it be done? The Health and Social Care Act 2012 is widely seen as dysfunctional, getting in the way of the more integrated care it actually seeks to achieve. As the Prime Minister has once again opened the door to changes, this piece identifies some of the current problems and implications of change, and asks how far progress could be made within the existing legislation. Blog The story of NHS England: the world’s biggest quango Chris Ham delves into a new book from Nicholas Timmins on the history of NHS England and reflects on the relationship between Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England and the NHS. Report 'The world's biggest quango' the first five years of NHS England Nicholas Timmins explores the fate of one of the central provisions of the Health and Social Care Act, NHS England, established as a statutorily independent board with the aim of distancing politicians from the day-to-day running of the NHS.