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New NHS regulator 'risks failure'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/03/2011

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Randeep Ramesh

The government's new health service regulator "may fail" unless the controversial NHS bill passing through the upper house is amended, the King's Fund has warned.

In a report examining Andrew Lansley's proposals for Monitor, the NHS regulator, the health thinktank says the health bill expands the regulator's role from overseeing NHS foundation trusts with a set of "wide-ranging new powers" that will allow economic supervision of the entire health sector.

Under the health secretary's plans, Monitor will become responsible for setting prices for NHS-funded services, ensuring competition works in the health service and maintaining essential services if hospitals go bust. The new body will have 500 staff and a budget of £82m a year.

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"New NHS regulator 'risks failure'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 24/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/new-nhs-regulator-risks-failure-