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Mark Britnell

Mark Britnell

Exclusive: Mark Britnell rules himself out of NHS England chief race

Mark Britnell, who has been considered one of the leading contenders to become the next NHS England chief executive, has said he has not applied for the role.

Purchaser/provider split

Hospital chiefs give thumbs down to purchaser-provider split

Hospital chief executives believe there is little value in separating the NHS into commissioners and providers, a new HSJ survey has found.


Who could succeed Sir David as NHS England chief executive?

Speculation about potential successors to Sir David Nicholson as chief executive of NHS England has focued on 10 names.

Mark Britnell

Board approaches Mark Britnell over deputy chief role

Former NHS director general Mark Britnell has been approached about the possibility of becoming the NHS Commissioning Board’s deputy chief executive, it has emerged.

A handshake above a pile of money

Exclusive: Britnell responds to 'privatisation' storm

“The vast majority” of NHS care will “always and quite rightly” be provided by “public sector organisations and paid for out of taxation”, according to the man at the heart of a storm over accusations of NHS privatisation.

Prime minister David Cameron

Exclusive: expert panel to advise prime minister on NHS

Number 10 Downing Street is establishing its own panel of senior health policy experts – including two former NHS chief executives – to advise the prime minister on NHS reform, HSJ has learned.

Mark Britnell

Britnell warns on NHS efficiency

Changes in the economic mix will result in less room for manoeuvre in the NHS, according to KPMG global head of health Mark Britnell.

Barbara Hakin

Commissioning consortia told to buy in admin support

Department of Health commissioning lead Dame Barbara Hakin has said commissioning consortia should outsource many of the responsibilities inherited from primary care trusts.

Britnell sets up commissioning academy with NAPC

Britnell sets up commissioning academy with NAPC

A GP commissioning “academy” has been launched by the National Association of Primary Care, in partnership with consultants KPMG.

DH "limits" impact of directive costing hundreds of millions

DH turns a blind eye to working time rules

The Department of Health has moved to “limit” the impact of the European working time directive on the NHS, HSJ has learnt.

Milton rejects claim that NHS reforms are 'weak link' in government policy

Milton rejects claim that NHS reforms are 'weak link' in government policy

Health minister Anne Milton was forced to defend Tory health policies yesterday after they were labelled the “weak link” in government reform plans during a Conservative Party conference debate.

Sir David: twice at the top and always in the leading three

HSJ100: Staying power is at the heart of NHS influence

As we prepare our list of the most influential people in health in 2010, Alastair McLellan and Darius McQuaid look back at who has wielded most power in the NHS during the last four years

PCTs begin planning to reinvent themselves

PCTs begin planning to reinvent their business

Primary care trust chief executives have begun planning how they can transform themselves into organisations providing support to GP commissioning consortia.

Mark Britnell

PCTs should ‘reinvent’ themselves, says Britnell

Primary care trusts should seek to reinvent themselves as social enterprises providing commissioning support to GP consortia, according to the architect of the world class commissioning programme.

Mark Britnell

KPMG confirms Mark Britnell's appointment

KPMG has confirmed the appointment of Mark Britnell as its new head of Healthcare Europe, as exclusively revealed by HSJ last month.

Mark Britnell

New national director and Britnell replacement unveiled in DH reshuffle

NHS South Central chief executive Jim Easton is to leave his post to become NHS national director for improvement and efficiency.

Digger cartoon

Dig up the foundations of our health economy

Time is up for the foundation trust model

Mark Britnell

Mark Britnell: What industry teaches the NHS about self-management

There must be support to help patients self-manage

Dive! Dive! Dive!

A feat for fans of convoluted or plain worrying metaphors at this year’s Foundation Trust Network conference.

Terry Leahy

What would the NHS be like under Terry Leahy?

Changes the former Tesco boss could bring to the NHS

Mark Britnell

Podcast: sustainability and innovation in health

Mark Britnell and Sir Robert Naylor talk to HSJ

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