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What impact are the controversial changes in procurement law having on the NHS eight months on?

Controversial changes to procurement regulations and the impact of competition law are one of the key issues for the NHS at the moment. DWF is working with Health Service Journal, the leading title for healthcare managers, to find out what is happening on the ground.

A survey being promoted on the HSJ website www.hsj.co.uk should give the clearest picture yet on whether more services are being procured from the private sector and whether NHS leaders feel the regulations are helping and hindering improvements in healthcare.  

What impact are the controversial changes in procurement law having on the NHS eight months on? Are commissioners and providers acting differently because of them – and what does this mean for services? 

The findings of the Survey are due to be published shortly in a Report, which will be debated by a panel of experts, including Michael Boyd, in a Webinar to be streamed live on 5th February 2014.