Interview with Jon Skone, retired chief of the combined Social Services and Health budget in Pembrokeshire

Jon Skone is a retired Manager. His official title was Director of Social Services and the County Director of Hywel Dda Trust, and he led the combination of Social Services and Health in Pembrokeshire for 2 years (2010-2012).

22nd November 2013

After his interview Jon commented that it was easier to make changes that “made a difference” when you were at a lower level than when he was at the top of an organisation.

See also previous posts – Interview with Paul Davies (WAM) for Pembrokeshire and other NHS consultants/staff. Don’t be afraid to interview your MP or WAM or SAM or other professionally elected member – and send the Audio file to this site. It is a pity that my MP for N Pembrokeshire, Stephen Crabbe, does not feel he has time or anything to say to add to the philosophical debate about health care.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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