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The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) and Monitor are keen to hear the views of stakeholders at this week’s NHS Confederation Conference (20-22 June 2012) on the development of a Choice and Competition Framework.
The aim of the Framework is to help commissioners understand when competition could be used as an effective way to help achieve the best outcomes for patients.
The Framework aims to support the requirement of commissioners as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to ensure good practice and to promote and protect patient choice. Competition is one of the many tools that commissioners may decide to use to improve services for patients.
The content of the Framework will evolve as part of on-going discussion with commissioners to understand what tools they would find most useful. The Framework will be an easy to access suite of inter-related online products, including guidance, interactive tools, case studies and latest news that will be developed under the guidance of commissioners.
The NHS CBA and Monitor are at the NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition on stands D32 and C12 respectively.
Keith Holden from the NHS CBA and Amy Cauldwell-Nichols from Monitor will be holding an eXhibition eXchange session on the Framework and answering questions at the NHS CBA stand (D32) on Thursday 21 June 2012 between 1.10pm and 2.10pm.
To get involved in future engagement events and find out more information about choice and competition visit CandC@monitor-nhsft.gov.uk