My brilliant career as health ministerBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39273.479167.59 (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:100
- Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ
If newly appointed health secretary Alan Johnson is finding his ministerial portfolio daunting, he might want to try his hand at health policy planning on Fantasy Health Minister (www.policyforum.co.uk/game) before he makes any bold decisions.
Devised by the odd coupling of the New Statesman and Pfizer, this game gives you four sessions in office to make a difference to the health of the nation, while trying to balance your budget and improve your political standing. Popularity is rated by doctors, nurses, the media, your party, the opposition, patients, the private sector, and unions.
I decide to take the tack commentators suspect Alan Johnson will …