Former Brighton hospital boss tipped as one to watch

Duncan Selbie at Royal Sussex County Hospital

Duncan Selbie at Royal Sussex County Hospital

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The former head of the busiest hospital trust in Sussex has been tipped as one of ten people to watch this year.

Duncan Selbie left his job as chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust last May.

He was widely credited with turning the trust’s fortunes around and instrumental in driving forward the plans for the £420 million redevelopment of Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

He left to take up a role as the new chief executive of Public Health England.

This is a body set up to “protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities”.

The aim will be to promote the sort of national health measures that stop people needing the NHS in the first place.

Mr Selbie was placed at number six among the ten people to watch in the field of science, according to The Times.

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5:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Mayan Turkey says...

Public health has always been a bit of a joke in the UK. I'm glad now that the government have recognised it as such and changed it's name and got a few people to agree that it's time to blame the peasants for diabetes so that we can 'get on and privatise the NHS'.

Public health officials will naturally need to stop confronting the government on it's brown-nosing of the toxic slop industry. This will doubtless enable some funding to be released for the new public health organisation to pepper more "death in under-staffed hospital corridor" stories with some spin about poor people needing to eat more fresh papaya.
Terribly sad.
Public health has always been a bit of a joke in the UK. I'm glad now that the government have recognised it as such and changed it's name and got a few people to agree that it's time to blame the peasants for diabetes so that we can 'get on and privatise the NHS'. Public health officials will naturally need to stop confronting the government on it's brown-nosing of the toxic slop industry. This will doubtless enable some funding to be released for the new public health organisation to pepper more "death in under-staffed hospital corridor" stories with some spin about poor people needing to eat more fresh papaya. Terribly sad. Mayan Turkey
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6:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Morpheus says...

So he is going to solve the obesity crisis, excessive drinking, smoking, drugs, etc. He's going to need a lot a luck. He will have might of the NHS against him if he wants to stop people needing them. Is he going to create new jobs for all those he will make redundant in the NHS as well?
So he is going to solve the obesity crisis, excessive drinking, smoking, drugs, etc. He's going to need a lot a luck. He will have might of the NHS against him if he wants to stop people needing them. Is he going to create new jobs for all those he will make redundant in the NHS as well? Morpheus
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