Effective regulation is held to be one of the foundations of high quality, safe patient care. It aims to improve performance and quality, provide assurance that acceptable standards are achieved, and ensure accountability for levels of performance and value for money.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Briefing on the Health and Care Bill: House of Lords Second Reading

Consultation response
December 2021

Our briefing for the House of Lords on the Health and Care Bill 2021/22.

Health and Care Bill: Commons Public Bill Committee

Consultation response
September 2021

Our briefing for the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Health and Care Bill.

Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it)

26 February 2021

There are endemic failures in the adult social care market. In this blog we explain why reform is needed and identify a set of questions we think need to be explored.

Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England

Consultation response
January 2021

Our response to NHS England’s consultation on ‘building a strong, integrated care system across England’.

Translating academic research into guidance to support healthcare improvement.

Journal article
27 December 2019

Exploration of guidance development methods.

If major reform of the NHS is on the horizon, can we fly less blind to its impact this time?

12 December 2019

Can encouraging competition for clinical care improve performance in the NHS?

'Hospital mergers increase death and harm'? Not so fast…

Working paper
November 2019

This paper examines the claims made in the CMA working paper on the impact of hospital competition on rates of patient harm in the English NHS

Automation and digital technology in the NHS of the future

Newsletter feature
25 June 2019

We spoke to Dr Indra Joshi from NHSX about how increased use of technology could help to reshape future NHS care. 

50 years of NHS inquiries

27 March 2019

It is fifty years since what most people think of as the first NHS inquiry – into failures in care at Ely Hospital in Cardiff. Why do they matter and what we can learn from them?

A welcome sweetener?

4 March 2019

Will the new sugary drinks levy change our attitudes and behaviour?

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