Dr Anna Dixon is director of policy at The King’s Fund.
The regulator faces a challenge following changes in its role
The government sees openness as key to preventing failures
Old assumptions are stopping maternity services from improving
- Fixing the broken system
- Beyond inspections
- 'Patient choice should not force commissioners away from competition'
- Is the GP contract a barrier to integrated care?
A review by the King’s Fund policy director Anna Dixon of the planning guidance for CCGs the board released in December.
Getting patients invovled in the choosing of their services could produce big efficiencies and help the NHS provide services patients really need.
It has been open season on the Care Quality Commission for some time now.