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Alastair McLellan

Alastair McLellan, editor, Health Service Journal


  • Alastair McLellan

    Stop criticising the NHS and learn from itSubscription

    4 February, 2019Comments (2)

    A guest briefing by Health Service Journal editor Alastair McLellan on recent controversy over the NHS long-term plan

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt: a ‘good’ health secretary?Subscription

    4 June, 2018

    A guest briefing from Health Service Journal’s editor Alastair Mclellan

  • Alastair McLellan

    Budget leaves NHS asking 'Which of the children do we shoot first?' Subscription

    29 November, 2017

    The government has a very clear ambition for the £1.6bn additional funding allocated to the NHS for 2018-19. £1bn is to be used to arrest the decline in elective waiting times and to begin to reduce the waiting list; £600m will be employed to make sure the NHS meets the four-hour A&E target.

  • Alastair McLellan

    Act now to give CCGs a good deathSubscription

    21 February, 2017

    Clinical commissioning groups’ demise must be handled carefully and their achievements preserved, writes HSJ’s editor

  • Alastair Mclellan

    Simon Stevens will not resign – yetSubscription

    13 January, 2017

    It is likely that Number 10 did not choose to go to war with NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens over NHS funding. But they have had numerous warnings to avoid their “NHS has had more money than it asked for” line and have also continued to privately badmouth Mr Stevens in the vicinity of political journalists, so should not be surprised by the turn of events.

  • Pound coin

    New capital funding regime for STPsSubscription

    28 October, 2016

    NHS organisations that sell surplus land may be able to retain the capital receipts generated to invest in new services, rather than surrender them to central government.

  • Simon Stevens

    Simon Stevens hits back at Rogers' 'NHS first' criticism Subscription

    28 October, 2016Comments (1)

    NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has hit back at local government criticism that the 44 sustainability and transformation plans have been forced to take an “NHS first” approach.

  • Alastair McLellan

    Hunt's vision seeks to change the NHS 'forever'Subscription

    21 October, 2016

    The health secretary recognises the ability of Westminster politicians to directly control local services is largely illusory

  • Alastair McLellan

    So, when will the NHS get more money?Subscription

    17 October, 2016Updated: 18 October, 2016

    HSJ’s editor interprets the financial mood music

  • Alastair McLellan

    The NHS finally faces up to the financial elephant in the roomSubscription

    22 July, 2016

    The financial “reset” is likely to lead to a standoff between the centre and local NHS trusts - but the consequences of it failing to deliver would be much more severe. 

All by Alastair McLellan