Thursday, 16 July 2015
What's the point of transparency?
Transparency, of course, isn't an end in itself. From a patient's perspective, …
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
When does an alliance become a merger?
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
Does coordinated action against staffing agencies breach competition law?
In the last few days I have written about , and …
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Will capping agency rates save the NHS money?
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Are staffing agencies ripping off the NHS?
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Are the new models of care at risk of vexatious complaints to Monitor?
Simon Stevens launched a hospital chains vanguard taking forward the work of last year's Dalton Review. Andy Cowper, tweeting from the event, reminded us of his Health Policy Insight …
Thursday, 05 February 2015
A Model of Data Transparency & Comparative Competition for the NHS?
Jeremy Hunt gives the impression of not being very enthusiastic about patient choice and competition in the NHS. This may well explain the small number of competition investigations by Monitor over t…
Saturday, 02 August 2014
Prime Contracting and Unfair Trading Practices
Competition rules, whether they are economy-wide rules that govern mergers or firm behaviour or alternatively NHS-specific rules like those set out in the s.75 regulations, aim to ensure that competi…
Monday, 21 April 2014
What happens if the s.75 rules are repealed?
It has been a while since my last blog, and quite a few things have happened on the competition front since then. These include:
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