On 21 May 2012, the Secretary of State wrote to Monitor asking us to undertake "an independent review of matters that may be affecting the ability of different providers of NHS services to participate fully in improving patient care."
Following the publication of the Fair Playing Field Review: a fair playing field for the benefit of NHS patients in March 2013, the Secretary of State asked Monitor to establish a high-level group to provide oversight of, and review progress against, the recommendations.
The first meeting of the group took place at Monitor's Wellington House office on 29 July 2013.
Further updates will appear here in due course. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
The final report we submitted to the Secretary of State for Health in March 2013 can be found here.
Research shows commissioning and tendering is a major concern for providers
Initial findings published in Monitor's Fair Playing Field review show the commissioning of patient services has been the most common complaint made so far by respondents.
Monitor asked by Secretary of State to conduct Fair Playing Field review
Monitor launches an independent review of matters that may be affecting the ability of current and future providers of NHS services to participate fully in improving patient care.