The UK Government publishes the Health and Social Care Bill establishing an economic regulator with concurrent competition powers for the UK healthcare services

Introduction > On 19 January 2011 the Health and Social Care Bill (the “Bill”) was published and had its first reading in the House of Commons. The Bill represents a significant overhaul of the current regulatory framework applying to the National Health Service (“NHS”) and contains, among other reforms, legislative provisions to implement the Government‟s proposals to establish Monitor as an economic regulator, with concurrent competition powers, in relation to provision of health services in the UK. Why the changes? > Currently the economic regulation of NHS providers is undertaken by the Department of Health (the “DoH”). The DoH not only owns the most significant providers of NHS services (e.g. Foundation Trusts), but also manages the system for the commissioning of NHS services whilst

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Nicole Kar, Felicity Deane, The UK Government publishes the Health and Social Care Bill establishing an economic regulator with concurrent competition powers for the UK healthcare services, 19 January 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2011, Art. N° 41016

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