Mary Guy

Lancaster University
Associate tutor

Mary’s research focuses on healthcare reform, and her PhD, from the University of East Anglia, examined specifically the development of competition and regulation in Dutch and English healthcare. She also has a strong interest in the wider public law implications of changing governance and comparative legal research.


Following several years working as a translator and policy advisor in the Civil Service, Mary completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (College of Law Birmingham) and the Legal Practice Course (UWE). She also holds an LLM in International Competition Law and Policy from UEA.

Her main area of research examines the recent reforms of the healthcare systems in England and The Netherlands and how aspects of EU law (specifically Art. 106(2) TFEU) apply to these.

Provisional PhD title : Defining Services of General Economic Interest (SGEIs) in healthcare liberalisation : where are the limits of competition law, State aid and regulator competence at national and EU levels ?

Mary’s supervisors are Dr Michael Harker and Professor Morten Hviid.

Auteur associé

Lancaster University


257 Bulletin

Mary Guy The UK Competition Authority finds there is insufficient evidence that a merger in the hospital sector could provide specific benefits for patients which would outweigh the harm from the loss of competition and choice (Dorset Foundation Trusts)


Article published on Centre for Competition Policy blog. The Meaning of ‘Relevant Customer Benefits’ in the Context of Health Care : Monitor’s Advice and the Competition Commission’s Response to the Dorset Foundation Trusts’ merger* On 17 October, the Competition Commission (CC) blocked the (...)

Mary Guy England’s new economic regulator for healthcare advises the OFT and CC on the first NHS Foundation Trust merger notified following the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Dorset FT)


Article published on Centre for Competition Policy blog. Monitor’s Advice to the OFT and the New Healthcare Regulation* On 11 February, Monitor (the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts and economic regulator for healthcare in England) published its advice to the Office of Fair (...)

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