The government wants the NHS to deliver better results, giving patients more choice and doctors and nurses more freedom to shape services that meet patients’ needs.

Policies 15

  1. NHS efficiency

    The government wants the NHS to become more efficient to free up funds for treating patients and keeping up with new treatments.

  2. Long term health conditions

    People with conditions like diabetes, asthma and heart disease should have an early diagnosis and high-quality treatment, care and support.

  3. End of life care

    The government wants people approaching the end of their life to be treated with dignity and to be able to die in a place of their choice.

  4. Harmful drinking

    The government is making it easier for people who drink to do so responsibly, and it is improving alcohol services locally.

  5. Drug misuse and dependency

    The government is helping people make a full recovery from drug addiction and is discouraging people from misusing illegal drugs in the first place.

See all 15 policies

Detailed guides

  1. MMR catchup programme: diagnosis, case management, and advice

    How to confirm a measles diagnosis, manage cases and contacts, control infection, and vaccinate young or partially-covered patients. Read more

  2. Blood: authorisations and safety reporting

    Licences and regulations for organisations that handle human blood or blood products and reporting adverse incidents with blood through SABRE. Read more

  3. NHS procurement, choice and competition: ask a question or make a complaint

    If you have a query about NHS procurement, choice or competition, Monitor is happy to speak to you informally or formally. Please call to discuss your situation and available options. Read more

  4. Independent providers of NHS-funded services: apply for an NHS provider licence

    Apply for an NHS provider licence as an independent provider of NHS-funded services. Read more

  5. NHS providers and commissioners: submit locally determined prices to Monitor

    How to submit local variations and local prices to Monitor, and how to agree to or apply for a local modification to a national price. Read more