The British government has posted a “help wanted” ad for the post of director of the National Health Service in the Times of London.
I am not making this up. Check it out at http://jobs.timesonline.co.uk.
Hello Alistair Wood!
The fact that the government is willing to consider non-British candidates is (IMHO) an important sign that they’re (at least potentially) ready to look at new ways to approach the myriad of critical issues facing health care in the 21st century UK. (That’s a polite way of saying that maybe, just maybe, the Brits are beginning to admit that their system is in DEFCON 4 — not that we should brag too loudly.)
If you choose to apply, please feel free to use drugwonks.com as a reference.
I nominate Scott Gottlieb. Look British. Think Yiddish.