Posts Tagged ‘Competition’

Hospitals should give patients more choice

Many patients are not being given enough choice by their local NHS trust when it comes to routine elective care, a review finds. The review, by the Coop...

Lansley opens up NHS services to competition

Patients will be offered greater choice following the opening up of more than £1bn of NHS services to competition in England, the government has claimed. ...

Nick Clegg to oppose NHS competition regulator

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will oppose the idea of a regulator promoting competition as part of NHS reforms. It places him in opposition to Health S...

Don’t be a “slave to competition”, NHS told

The government must not become a "slave to competition" over the NHS, the ex-head of the health regulator says. Anna Walker said competition had an impo...

PCTs accused of bias against private sector

Evidence is emerging that some PCTs are rebelling against plans to create greater competition in the NHS. Many English trusts are introducing steps that...

The case for total opposition to the Health Bill

Recent surveys of the profession by the King’s Fund, the RCGP and the BMA have all shown that the majority of doctors do not support the reforms and do n...

Preferred provider rule faces more challenge

The Office of Fair Trading has been asked to investigate the government’s policy that NHS organisations should be the 'preferred provider' of care. The ...