Making more NHS mergers more successful

Joint bidding as a competition issue


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Brexit and NHS competition and procurement rules

Brexit’s impact on the regulation of NHS procurement and competition, , is likely to be limited. At the risk of unnecessarily adding to the volume of Brexit-relate…


Monday, 09 May 2016

Agency price caps: one year on

Almost a year has passed since the Government's plans for agency price caps were first .

At the time, I asked whether , and whether


Monday, 11 April 2016

When is competitive tendering good for services?

HSJ has that an increase in competitive tendering of NHS contracts may be a result of the new Public Contracts regulations that come into force in April. There is an interesting contrast b…


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Competition risks for GP federations and super practices

The trend towards delivering GP services at increased scale seems to have gathered pace over the past few months.

In January, HSJ tracked


Tuesday, 01 December 2015

How much does competition influence Acute Trust behaviour?

Merger analysis is about assessing how much competition will be lost if two organisations merge, and deciding whether this matters. My last blog talked about how GP referral analysis could be used to…


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Using patient referrals to analyse hospital competition

This week the Health Foundation hosted a panel discussion which looked back on the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) review of the planned merger between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NH…

Andrew Taylor is a founding partner at Aldwych Partners, a specialist consultancy advising healthcare providers, commissioners and suppliers on competition, commissioning and tariff issues.

Andrew has been advising on competition issues in the NHS since 2008 when he was appointed as the first Director of the Cooperation and Competition Panel for NHS-funded services (CCP). The CCP, now part of Monitor, was established as a specialist competition authority for the NHS in England.

Prior to joining the CCP, Andrew was Senior Director, Inquiries at the UK Competition Commission, now the Competition & Markets Authority.


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