The idea that more competition would improve the NHS is history. But what are the challenges for an approach based on partnership and collaboration?Read More
Accountability is a central principle for ensuring that provision of health and social care is effective and in line with the public interest. The past decade has seen the redrawing of many channels of accountability in the course of restructuring of health and social care provision. CHPI has worked to track and scrutinize these changes in an effort to ensure that this principle is upheld.
This analysis asks how far the new Sustainability and Transformation Plans being drawn up by ‘local health economies’ or ‘footprints’ can be expected to overcome the impending financial crisis of the NHS. It also draws attention to the apparent lack of a legislative basis for the planning process, and a corresponding lack of transparency and accountability.Read More