John Swift QC appointed member of the new Cooperation and Competition Panel

26 Jan 2009

It was announced today that John Swift QC has been appointed to the new Co-operation and Competition Panel, chaired by Lord Carter of Coles

The Panel has been established to help ensure NHS-funded services deliver high quality care for patients and value for money for taxpayers. It will start its work later this week on Friday 30 January.

The Panel will investigate potential breaches of the Principles and Rules of Co-operation and Competition (PRCC), and make independent recommendations to Strategic Health Authorities, the Department of Health and, in relation to NHS Foundation Trusts, Monitor on how such breaches should be resolved.

It will also review proposed mergers, and advise on the wider development of co-operation, patient choice and competition within the NHS.

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