The King's Fund

The NHS under the coalition government: NHS reform

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Authors: Chris Ham, Beccy Baird, Sarah Gregory, Joni Jabbal, Hugh Alderwick
  • Publication date: 6 February 2015
The 2010–15 parliament has been a parliament of two halves for the NHS. The first half was dominated by debate on the Health and Social Care Bill (which was largely designed to devolve decision-making, put GPs in control of commissioning, and extend competition and choice). The second half was taken up with limiting the damage caused by the Bill, with less emphasis on competition and greater efforts to strengthen the regulation and quality of care and prioritise patient safety.