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Interview: Andrew Taylor, NHS Co-Operation and Competition Panel

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10/18/2011 - 17:52

Interview by Andy Cowper

Prior to his departure to become chief information officer of McKessen, the chief executive of the NHS Co-Operation and Competition Panel Andrew Taylor made time to give Health Policy Insight this interview.

The role of the CCP is to advise the Secretary of State for Health and Monitor on the application of the Principles and Rules for Co-operation and Competition.

Interview: Nick Bosanquet - Progress towards The Bosanquet Hypothesis?

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06/15/2011 - 15:26

Health economist and policy commentator Professor Nick Bosanquet of Imperial College, who chairs Volterra Health, has for some time warned publicly that the NHS faces a cash crisis on 1 November 2011. He discusses the current economic issues and implications with Health Policy Insight editor Andy Cowper.

Simon Stevens 2011 Health Policy Insight interview - Making sense of the NHS reforms

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04/23/2011 - 07:56

Simon Stevens (now incoming chief executive of NHS England as of October 2013) was at the time of this interview President of the Global Health, at UnitedHealth Group and a trustee of the Kings Fund. He’s best-known in the NHS for his seven year stint at 10 Downing Street and the Department of Health, where he co-authored The NHS Plan and much of the subsequent reform agenda.

More recently he’s been particularly involved in the debate about strengthening the NHS commissioning function.

Interview - Stephen Dorrell MP, chair, Commons Health Select Committee

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03/31/2011 - 17:09

Stephen Dorrell, MP for Charnwood, chairs the influential health select committee of the House Of Commons. He was previously Health Secretary at the tail end of the Major government 1995-7.

He has won cross-party respect for his rigorous and independent chairing of the committee, which he assumed last May.

He is also widely viewed among policy experts as one of the best-informed former health secretaries, who has retained a strong awareness of the brief.

Tuesday 13 July 2010: Sir David Nicholson's 'Dear colleague' letter on the White Paper changes

Publish Date/Time: 
07/13/2010 - 14:45

is now online, and the timeline is here.

Text below.

Dear Colleague,



Sir David Nicholson speech to NHS Confederation conference 25 June 2010

Publish Date/Time: 
07/05/2010 - 14:01

Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS in England

Interview - Sir Robert Naylor, chief executive, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

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07/05/2010 - 10:28

Sir Robert Naylor is one of the best-known acute trust chief executives in the NHS. After a decade at the helm of first-wave foundation trust UCLH, Naylor’s influence at the leading edge of acute modernisation is as unmistakable as his nickname ‘Bob The Builder’, earned for his dramatic remodelling of UCLH’s physical estate under PFI.

Interview: Dr Peter Brambleby, director of public health, Croydon - commissioning, austerity and the new public health

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06/25/2010 - 09:35

The HPI policy interview series continues with Dr Peter Brambleby, Joint Director of Public Health, NHS Croydon and Croydon Council telling editor Andy Cowper about how commissioning and public health relate.

Preface: these are Dr Brambleby’s personal views, to stimulate thought and debate, and not necessarily those of NHS Croydon or Croydon Council.

Where will public health sit in the new system?

Andrew Lansley speech to NHS Confederation conference 24 June 2010

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06/24/2010 - 16:03

Health Secretary speech to the NHS Confederation Conference 2010

‘Shifting power to the frontline’

Good afternoon, it’s great to be back in Liverpool, on this stage and with all of you.

Interview: Timothy Heymann, reader in health management and consultant – a secondary care perspective on commissioning and refor

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06/24/2010 - 07:28

Our policy interview series continues with Timothy Heymann, Reader in Health Management, Imperial College Business School and consultant physician, Kingston Hospital, giving editor Andy Cowper a secondary care perspective on commissioning reforms

How do you see clinically-led commissioning reshaping secondary care working practices and patterns in the coming years?

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