The Department of Health’s director of system management and new enterprise slides a few steps down the rankings this year - reflecting the current uncertainty about the direction of some DH policies.
But Bob Ricketts has kept competition in the debate even if at times it seems out of favour with ministers. He continues to drive reform, such as in primary care trusts’ provider arms. And with an election within the next year, could his star be on the rise again?
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