Samantha Jones

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Employment.png Chief Executive Officer

In office
January 2019 - April 2021
EmployerOperose Health

Employment.png Freelance

In office
September 2017 - January 2019

Employment.png Director of New Care Models

In office
January 2015 - May 2017
EmployerNHS England

Employment.png CEO of West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust

In office
February 2013 - January 2015
EmployerNHS

Samantha Jones, former CEO of Operose Health, the UK arm of US health insurance giant Centene, is Boris Johnson's expert adviser on NHS transformation and social care.[1]

Johnbosco Nwogbo, campaigns officer at We Own It told the Daily Mirror:

"It is absolutely shocking that Boris Johnson has hired the CEO of the UK arm of a US health insurance giant as his health advisor.

"It's made all the worse by the fact the company in question - Operose - has just taken over 49 GP practices across London, and whose American wing - Centene - is currently being sued in the USA for allegedly inflating costs and overcharging government departments.

"This is the revolving door of NHS privatisation in action - senior figures in the private health sector take on senior jobs in government and vice versa. The risk here is clear - a former private health company boss advising the government on health policy is unlikely to make the case for a publicly owned and publicly funded NHS.

"It's time to end these cosy connections between government and the private health sector. And it's time to kick the private companies out of our NHS and reinstate it as a fully public service."[2]


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