Protecting choice and promoting competition in the health sector


  • 03/10/2013
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Speaker: Catherine Davies, Executive Director of Cooperation and Competition, Monitor

Commentator: Professor Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, LSE

The Health and Social Care Act which came into force on 1st April 2013 requires new local commissioning groups to promote and protect patient choice, including through competition where appropriate. This lecture will explore how competition may deliver improved outcomes for patients and the role of the regulator in unlocking that potential.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 3rd October and 21st November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the audience for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

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In association with:The School of Social Sciences, City University London