Shaping a vision of the NHS in 10 years

The NHS needs to change and it needs to do it now if we are to meet the quality and efficiency challenges it faces. Our report outlines just the sort of potentially transformative options that local health economies may wish to consider.

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Monitor's role

We are the sector regulator for health services in England. Our job is to protect and promote the interests of patients by ensuring that the whole sector works for their benefit. 

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The provider licence

The NHS provider licence allows us to set prices for NHS-funded care, tackle anti-competitive practices that are against the interests of patients, protect essential services for patients, and enable better integration of care. Foundation trusts are required to hold a licence, and independent providers of NHS-funded services will need a licence from 1 April 2014.

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How can the NHS payment system do more for patients?

Monitor and NHS England are working together to design a comprehensive NHS payment system that will deliver better quality services for patients at a cost that is sustainable.

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Change has to be 'turbo-charged' says NHS watchdog

The NHS must accelerate the pace and scale of change in the way health is delivered in England if it is to seize the opportunity to significantly improve care for patients.


Monitor highlights need for innovation as funding pressures grow

The Health Select Committee has published its annual accountability report into Monitor.


Monitor announces the next steps for Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Plans to secure the future of health services in Mid Staffordshire have progressed today with Monitor appointing the team that will dissolve the trust.


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Monitor's strategy 2014 to 2017

Our strategy outlines how we're helping to redesign healthcare provision in England.


Risk assessment framework for independent sector providers of NHS services

How we ensure the continued delivery of essential healthcare services at independent providers of commissioner requested services. 


A call to action: transformative ideas for the future NHS

The NHS needs to change and it needs to do it now if we are to meet the quality and efficiency challenges it faces.


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Webinar: our pricing methodology for setting the 2015/16 national tariff

This webinar outlines Monitor and NHS England's proposals for the 2015/16 national tariff.


Choice and Competition Workshops

These workshops, run jointly with NHS England will help commissioners to understand how to use choice and competition in the interest of patients, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss local issues and challenges.


Commissioning Show

As part of our commitment to work with commissioners to ensure patients receive the best possible care we will be exhibiting as well as participating in panel discussions and strand sessions.

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