Monitor has a number of powers to enable us to protect choice and prevent anti-competitive behaviour. We can:
We also provide the Office of Fair Trading with advice on matters relating to mergers involving foundation trusts. Find out more about rules governing mergers in the health care sector and Monitor's role.
Executive Director of Cooperation and Competition is Catherine Davies, who was formerly Director of the Co-operation and Competition Panel ("the CCP").
CCP Panel members continue to provide independent advice to Monitor. The Panel consists of the Chair (Lord Carter of Coles) and a number of part-time members drawn from various backgrounds, including law, economics, business and health care.
During our investigations, we also draw on support from a number of specialist reference groups.