Government asked to rip up Lansley competition rules

The NHS is asking the government to rip up key parts of the Lansley Act on competition, the long-term plan has revealed.

The document said NHS England had consulted with “clinicians and NHS leaders” to present government with a “provisional list” of requests for changes to legislation.

These include:


  • Freeing commissioners from procurement rules introduced in the 2012 Act;
  • Removing the role of the Competition and Markets Authority in NHS merger and acquisitions;
  • Introducing legal “shared duties” for clinical commissioning groups and NHS providers on outcomes and finance

Full story on HSJ, 7 January 2019