Public Policy PhD candidate.
NHS arm's length bodies and regulatory networks in England: quantitative analysis
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 225–243, July/September 2014
How to Cite
2014), NHS arm's length bodies and regulatory networks in England: quantitative analysis, Int J Health Plann Mgmt, 29, 225–243. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2231(
- Issue published online: 4 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 22 AUG 2013
Health regulation is an area of English public policy that involves a plethora of different bodies operating independently of one another with the purported aim of monitoring standards, ensuring minimum standards are met and providing assurance for the public and government. The purpose of this research is to ascertain as well as possible whether regulation generally is having a positive effect on service provision as well as what the relationship between the data collected by these bodies is. The rationale for testing whether the effect of regulation is positive is obvious; it costs money, time and effort, so does it work? The rationale for testing the relationships is that providers who score well on quality measures should also be experiencing fewer deaths compared with what would be expected. They should also be the providers who are performing well in terms of finances and governance. If there is no relationship between these data sets, then surely something is going wrong; that is, does the various regulatory monitoring and scrutiny actually measure what it sets out to measure? Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.