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NHS chief is forbidden from lobbying health department for two years after moving to private sector

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 22 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7948
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
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Jim Easton, national director of improvement and efficiency at the Department of Health, will become the new managing director of the healthcare division of the private company Care UK from January 2013.

His move to the private healthcare provider has sparked concern about civil servants who transfer to the private sector benefiting from government policies. Just last week Labour urged the government to re-examine the rules governing the transfer of senior civil servants.1

Easton led the Department of Health’s quality, innovation, productivity, and …

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