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John Appleby and Arturo Alvarez-Rosete say that the latest British Social Attitudes survey reveals some interesting - and perhaps surprising - views about choice in health care. Evidence and consultation Co-payments and charges in the NHS: Consultation response A formal response to the Health Select Committee's consultation on co-payments and charges in the NHS, including whether charges for some services are equitable and appropriate. Report How Should we Deal with Hospital Failure? Facing the challenges of the new NHS market Financial instability is just one reason for failure in the NHS. This paper explores how failure can be prevented or managed, while protecting the quality of patient care and restoring viability. Report Regulating Health Care: The way forward How should the roles of government and independent regulators change in the context of NHS reforms? Evidence and consultation Changes in primary care trusts: Consultation response Our response to the Health Select Committee's inquiry into potential changes to primary care trusts' functions and numbers arising from the Department of Health document, 'Commissioning a Patient-led NHS'. Report The Future of Primary Care: Meeting the challenges of the new NHS market How will primary care be affected by the changing role of primary care trusts and the introduction of both practice-based commissioning and competition between providers? Commissioned report Sustainable Food and the NHS How can hospitals manage food procurement sustainably and promote healthy eating? Includes a framework for assessing procurement and catering practices and offers recommendations for policies, menu designs and contract specifications. Evidence and consultation Wider view of regulation in health and social care: Consultation response This paper is a response to the Department of Health's review of the regulatory framework for the health and social care sector. Report Public Views on Choices in Health and Health Care: A qualitative study This report presents the key findings and emerging policy implications from ten focus groups that explored public views about choice in health and health care. Article Shop 'til you drop It is the lynchpin of health policy for third-term Labour, but how much does the public understand about what choice offers? Rebecca Rosen reports on new research. Report Putting Health in Local Hands: Early experiences of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Reveals how one of the first foundation hospitals implemented its governance arrangements, and explores the emerging role of trust members and governors and their relationship with the board of directors. Article Reforming the NHS in England Pressing issues must be resolved for the government's radical NHS reforms to succeed, argues Jennifer Dixon. Report Incentives for Reform in the NHS: An assessment of current incentives in the south-east London health economy This paper examines whether incentives are helping or hindering progress. Its findings are based on interviews with health sector representatives in south-east London. Report NHS Market Futures: Exploring the impact of health service market reforms Offers a critical analysis of the introduction of market reforms into the health service, and examines whether these policy developments can meet the core aims of the NHS. Report The War on Waiting for Hospital Treatment: What has Labour achieved and what challenges remain? This report assesses the policy initiatives the government has taken to address waiting list numbers and waiting times, and explores what should be done next. Article The quest for quality in the NHS: still searching? To assess what we get for our money we need more than simple activity data, argues John Appleby. Article NHS foundation trusts Richard Lewis argues that the Healthcare Commission's review offers something for both proponents and detractors. Report Understanding Public Services and Care Markets Does a mixed economy work in providing care to Londoners? This paper from The King's Fund recommends how policy and practice should develop in this area. Report Commissioning Care Services for Older People Achievements and challenges in London This paper from The King's Fund outlines the factors helping or hindering the commissioning of care across London. Article Using statistics to detect poor practice John Appleby explores the extent to which poor performance by individual clinicians could be reflected in data available from routine NHS statistics. 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