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Monitor's monthly news update

June 2013

Our commitment to working in partnership

We've signed a partnership agreement with the Care Quality Commission, strengthening the way we will work together to protect and promote the interests of patients and build trust in the health care system.

The agreement underpins our ongoing commitment to collaborate with our partners to make sure people get the best possible care from the NHS. Read more >

Investigation into walk-in centre closures

We've launched a review to understand why NHS walk-in centres are closing and if this is in the best interests of patients.

Catherine Davies, Executive Director of Cooperation and Competition at Monitor, said: "Walk-in centres are very popular with patients and the potential impact of such closures at a local and national level needs to be better understood." Read more >

New powers to help Monitor work for patients

We would be given additional powers to step in and tackle failing health care providers as part of the Care Bill currently progressing through Parliament. Read more >

Our shared commitment to integrated care

We've joined a range of national partner organisations to help local areas tackle national barriers to integrated care and to allow locally-led integrated services to flourish. Read more >

Procurement, choice and competition

We're seeking views on proposed guidance to help commissioners comply with new procurement, patient choice and competition regulations. Respond here.

The future NHS payment system

We're working together with NHS England to reform the way NHS services are paid for. Give us your feedback on our early work here.

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