Looks like you’re on the UK site. Choose another location to see content specific to your location

Home Industry News NHS reforms require major changes, says thinktank

NHS reforms require major changes, says thinktank

25th May 2011

Extensive alterations need to be made to the health reforms that have been put forward by the government if the NHS is to be able to meet healthcare demands in the coming years.

This is the argument of thinktank The King's Fund, which has said that while it supports the need for reform in principle, there is a need for it to be "based on a clear diagnosis of NHS performance".

Responding to proposals in the health and social care bill, The King's Fund called for widespread changes to the document, including the redefinition of Monitor, the economic regulator, to ensure competition and collaboration.

It also highlighted the need for changes to NHS payment systems to "encourage the delivery of high-quality, coordinated care".

"But moving to an integrated health system requires more than a change in political rhetoric and a few tweaks to the health bill," observed chief executive of the body Chris Ham.

Earlier this month, The King's Fund argued there is a need for new leadership styles to be introduced in the NHS to help tackle financial pressures.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800555964-ADNFCR

We currently have 6 jobs available in Pharmacy industry, find your perfect one now.

Stay informed

Receive the latest industry news, Tips
and straight to your inbox.