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 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.
This week: Sir Chris Wormald, permanent secretary at the Department of Health and Social Care
Just over two months ago, HSJ wrote an editorial suggesting the approach being taken to the recruitment of the NHS’ new chief operating officer would result in “a good chief executive being ripped away from a trust that needs them.” We also said that, as a result, the new COO ...
This week: Nicky Morgan, Conservative MP and chair of the House of Commons Treasury select committee.
This week: NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens
The NHS must rethink the district general hospital model to counter the risk of the health service deserting the “at-risk communities” many serve, Simon Stevens has warned.
This week: Matt Tee, chief executive of the Independent Press Standards Organisation
This week: Sarah Jones MP, chair of the all-party Parliamentary group on knife crime
This week: Part two of our interview with Ben Page, chief executive of pollsters Ipsos MORI
This week: Ben Page, chief executive of pollsters Ipsos MORI
This Week: Susie Green, chief executive of trans-child charity Mermaids
The NHS is making its third attempt post-Lansley to appoint a national boss to oversee operations. This is a waste of time - and Baroness Dido Harding should appoint Matthew Swindells, argues the HSJ editor.
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Marianne Griffiths leads the HSJ Top 50 chief executives list in which mental health leaders continue to be over-represented while those heading acute trusts are under-represented, writes Alastair McLellan