Sunday, 02 February 2014
Pathology consolidation and the OFT's UCLH/Royal Free/TDL decision
Pathology has, for several years now, been identified as an area in the NHS where the reconfiguration of existing services, and the establishment of larger scale operations that serve multiple hospit…
Friday, 17 January 2014
Procurement vs. Competition - A Quick Guide
Procurement and competition are, often understandably, lumped together when a discussion turns to competition in the NHS. This can cause confusion though.
For example, the other day Norman Lamb, a…
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Improving service quality: incentives versus promises
As I think we now know, weighing up the costs and benefits of a hospital merger is both difficult and controversial.
If it makes anyone feel any better, Leemore Dafny's article in December's …
Friday, 13 December 2013
Financial penalties for Competition Act breaches
Sunday, 01 December 2013
The NHS mandate: lessons from history
As someone who started their UK career in utilities regulation before moving on to competition and healthcare, I have always been struck by the parallels between the British utilities (railways, tele…
Friday, 22 November 2013
Partnerships, Prime Contracting and NHS Commissioning Rules
Prime Contracting and Alliance Contracting are gaining momentum across the NHS as commissioners look for new means of integrating care, paying for outcomes rather than processes, achieving efficienci…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Cancer Services in Manchester
Thursday, 31 October 2013
NHS Regulation: A Case for Integration?
This week Policy Exchange held an interesting panel discussion chaired by Sean Worth and with contributions from Stephen Dorrell MP, Sonia Sodha (Which?), Neil Bacon (I Want Great Care) and Steve Mel…
Sunday, 06 October 2013
Is the Merger Control Regime Too Burdensome for the NHS?
A number of in recent weeks about the burden placed on NHS organisations of complying with the merger control regime administered by the …
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