SIMON STEVENS, 31, is health secretary Frank Dobson's special adviser for policy. He has previously worked as a health authority director, at London teaching hospitals, in mental health in the North East, and in Guyana and New York. He went to Oxford and Strathclyde universities.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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