Can competition and integration co-exist in a reformed NHS? – King’s Fund – 15 July 2011

Posted on July 18, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Can competition and integration co-exist in a reformed NHS? – King’s Fund – 15 July 2011

20 pages, ISBN: 978 1 85717 623 0

“Summary

The health care system needs to respond to the growing burden of chronic illness. Many NHS researchers, managers and clinical leaders believe that increased integration within the health service will help to achieve this, and the government has made clear its ambitions that the health reforms should encourage integrated care.

This paper addresses the fundamental question of whether competition and integration can co-exist and considers the role that different bodies, especially the NHS Commissioning Board and Monitor, will play within a new system.

The paper argues that, through its influence on commissioners, the NHS Commissioning Board will have an important role in fostering an environment that encourages integration. The elements of policy design and implementation that may be most critical for fostering development of integrated service delivery include:”

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