Author: John Valentine

John Valentine is a retired doctor who spent 40 years working in the NHS as a GP with considerable involvement in professional training. He lived through many organisational changes in the NHS, few, if any, of which seemed to be of great benefit to patients.

Hyperbole, Harding and health: how cronyism trumps competence

John Valentine

Does it not fill your heart with dread, when a minister in the current government states that a proposed new organisation will become “world-renowned”? Well, Health Minister Matt Hancock has recently said this about the body he is planning to set up to replace the battered Public Health England (PHE). PHE, itself, was only established […]