Editor's Blog

Jul
09

Editorial Friday 9 July 2021: What the remaining NHS England leadership candidates must consider

It seems as if the candidate pool has reduced to three in the race to succeed NHS England chief executive
3 min read
Jun
11

Editorial Friday 11 June 2021: USA's FDA orders recall of Innova lateral flow tests

Ooops. The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday asked Innova to stop sales of its Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative
2 min read
Jun
07

Editorial Monday 7 June 2021: NHS Improvement chair Baroness Dido Harding interviewed on 'Woman's Hour'

NHS Improvement chair Baroness Dido Harding on Woman’s Hour: a rough transcript. Interview by Emma Barnett. Emma Barnett: Is
7 min read
May
28

Editorial Wednesday 26 May 2021: The People’s Dominic Show

It’s The People’s Dominic Show day. The PM’s former chief advisor is giving evidence to the Commons
25 min read
May
25

Editorial Tuesday 25 May 2021: The new 2021 lockdown trend

Excuse me? Actually announcing new lockdown restrictions? Out loud, in the real world? (Always fashionably too late, obvs.) Oh pur-lease,
1 min read
May
03

Editorial Thursday 29 April 2021: Sir Simon Stevens steps down as NHS Commissioning Board CE

It has been simultaneously an open secret, and a jealously guarded one (the date, that is, not the announcement). This
5 min read
Apr
30

Editorial Friday 30 April 2021: Who's next? Post-Stevensism, the Mencken Fallacy and the art of the impertinent question

Since yesterday's announcement of the abdication of The Sun King Of Skipton House, Sir Simon Stevens, a lot of people
3 min read
Apr
30

Editorial Friday 5 February 2021: Exclusive - Key points and analysis of the Government's new Health White Paper

“The Health and Social Care Act 2012 put a regime in place which put competition as the organising principle for
6 min read
Apr
16

Editorial Thu 15 April 2021: 'Alan's Big Pocket': Hancock given 15% shareholding in sister's NHS £150K contract-winning company

Meet Emily Gilruth. She's a jockey. She had a significant fall in the 2017 Badminton Horse Trials, from which thankfully
1 min read
Mar
31

Editorial Wednesday 31 March 2021: Why did Open Democracy misleadingly claim it won its Palantir court case against NHS England?

I'm a fan of the idea of crowdfunding, and of insurgent media organisations holding the powerful to account. I am
1 min read