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Suspend NHS competition rules in London to allow for urgent remodelling of healthcare, says think tank

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4120 (Published 26 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4120
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

London should be exempted from the NHS regulatory regime in England so that its health services can be radically and urgently remodelled, a healthcare think tank has said.

The King’s Fund said that rules on competition and mergers would have to be either “changed substantially or suspended” to allow trusts to collaborate and set up integrated service networks.

The fund’s chief executive, Chris Ham, said, “Without change, London’s health system is at risk …

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