Alastair McLellan has been the editor of HSJ, mostly, since 2002. He has overseen the launch of the award-winning HSJ Intelligence and HSJ Solutions and the move to make HSJ a purely digital service. Under Alastair’s leadership HSJ has been named specialist information service of the year three times since 2010.
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The NHS stands at the threshold of a new decade facing both potentially its most difficult winter in decades and the most hopeful medium-term future since the 2008 financial crash.
Although discussion of the NHS has dominated much of the election debate, there has been little scrutiny of how Labour would run the NHS. The party’s focus has been on attacking the Tory record, making spending pledges and raising the existential fear that the service is “for sale” to Donald ...
Integrated care systems would become “democratically accountable” under a Labour government, shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth has told HSJ.
Accusations of greed and hypocrisy over pension reform highlight the strained relationship between NHS CEOs and the centre, writes Alastair McLellan.
This Week: May at 10 by Sir Anthony Seldon
Patients who ask to be treated by a white doctor should be told ’no’, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has told NHS staff.
- Expert Briefing
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by HSJ editor Alastair McLellan.
The prime minister’s new senior healthcare policy adviser believes that “more money is not the solution” to transforming the “hopelessly ill-equipped” NHS from “the monolith we have today”.
“The language of priorities is the religion of socialism” – and the NHS, Nye Bevan might have added.
HSJ is asked one question more often than any other: ’when will Simon Stevens step down as NHS England chief executive?’ The focus on the end of his tenure is understandable, Mr Stevens has been the most dominant NHS figure in modern times – and arguably since Nye Bevan.