A former hospital boss and NHS England director has been appointed the chief executive of the UK arm of international insurance firm Centene.

Samantha Jones was NHS England’s director of new care models from 2015 to 2017, and previously chief executive of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and West Hertfordshire Hospitals trusts.

Centene Corporation is a major health insurance and managed care firm in the US, primarily working for people whose care is partly funded publicly. It was heavily involved with Ribera Salud, the Spanish public/private partnership, which developed a well-known model of integrated care at the Alzira hospital in Valencia, but has been removed from this role during 2018.

Full story in The HSJ, 30 November 2018

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