Protecting choice and promoting competition in the health sector

3 October 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

Speaker: Catherine Davies, Executive Director of Cooperation and Competition, Monitor

Commentator: Professor Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, LSE 

The Health and Social Care Act which came into force on 1st April 2013 requires new local commissioning groups to promote and protect patient choice, including through competition where appropriate. This lecture will explore how competition may deliver improved outcomes for patients and the role of the regulator in unlocking that potential.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until