Peter Reader

Dr Peter Reader is clinical director of Humana Europe and a member of the NHS Alliance national executive committee.

  • Clinician

    Exploring doctors' role in society


    It seems to me that for as long as I have been qualified as a doctor (some 21 years) the profession has been struggling with the various facets of its role in the NHS, and its place in society.

  •  generic Mid Staffordshire Hospital

    Peter Reader: 'Mid Staffs holds the same lessons as Bristol tragedy'


    In the aftermath of the next stage review, which put quality at its heart, it is sad that the NHS story that people will remember this year will be that of Mid Staffordshire foundation trust.

  • Comment

    Peter Reader on the future of NHS leadership


    For the last decade I have been on a journey of development and discovery that has taken me from general practice into clinical leadership and management.

  • Comment

    A future for general practice


    Issues such as GP extended hours (where clumsy government handling of the issue and stubborn BMA behaviour pushed the issue to the wire) and the procurement of GP-led health centres (GPLHCs) encapsulate the tensions from which GP services will be shaped in the next 10 years.

  • Comment

    Peter Reader on medical revalidation


    As a GP, it seems to me that I have been waiting for a significant chunk of my active medical career for revalidation to finally happen, and I am not that fresh off the starting blocks.

  • Comment

    Peter Reader on integrating healthcare


    Lord Darzi's next stage review contains the seeds of potentially the greatest revolution the NHS has seen since it was formed - a commitment to seek expressions of interest to run 'integrated care pilots'.