What’s in the new NHS boss’s in-tray? Simon Stevens is starting his first day as chief executive of NHS England.

Nick Triggle reports for BBC News 1st April 2014: What’s in the new NHS boss’s in-tray?

Simon Stevens is starting his first day as chief executive of NHS England.

It marks his return to the NHS fold after a decade with the US firm United Healthcare where he has been overseeing its global arm.

But his appointment to the £211,000-a-year post comes at a crucial time in the history of the health service. So what’s in his in-tray?

There are 123 comments – but little on rationing…..

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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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