Posts Tagged ‘Competition’

Private practice competition law: doctors warned they face jail or hefty fines if anti-competitive

Private medics could face up to five years in prison or a substantial fine if they breach competition law, warns a campaign by the Competition and Markets ...

Pulling together under one organisation – the NHS

I travel a lot nowadays, spending a lot of time talking to different healthcare professionals, meeting either face-to-face or virtually with commissione...

Red tape competition rules blocking progress

The competition process is obstructing efforts to improve patient services, Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network has warned. He...

Monitor attempts to allay NHS competition fears

The competition regulator has sought to allay fears around the controversial Section 75 regulations by issuing draft guidance suggesting that CCGs wi...

“S75 debate focussed on politics not patients”

The House of Lords will vote today on whether to pass the Section 75 regulations, which states that CCGs must put all services out to tender unless they ca...

“Competition regulations should be replaced”

Doctors leaders have called for controversial competition rules to be withdrawn and replaced ahead of a crucial House of Lords debate next week. In a brie...

Unions call for NHS competition resolution

Doctors’ and nurses’ leaders are calling on the government to amend controversial regulations to make it absolutely clear how competition will be manag...

Consultants “robbed” of say in commissioning

Consultants have been blocked from playing a role in commissioning services because of the “heavy handed” application of conflict of interest rules, ...

CCG competitive tender rules are rewritten

The government has quickly redrafted its controversial NHS competition rules and CCGs no longer have to competitively tender services under certain circums...

Dobbo warned Blair against targets and competition

A former Labour Cabinet Minister broke ranks last night and disowned Tony Blair’s government for the ‘reckless’ NHS shake-up blamed for the Mid-Staff...

“Public sector workers need discipline and fear”

Coalition's policy chief on reforms believes excellence would be achieved through fear of losing jobs and real discipline. Oliver Letwin, the coalition's ...