Alastair McLellan

HSJ is the UK’s only weekly health policy and performance title. Founded in 1892, it is required reading for both health service leaders and government policy makers.

Alastair McLellan has been editor of HSJ for the seven of the last 11 years. In June he was named professional magazine editor of the year.

Referring to one of his editorials which caused a dispatch box clash between David Cameron and Ed Miliband (as well as becoming the subject of a Martin Rowson cartoon), the award judges said: “Alastair is a fantastic figurehead for a very well-known title with the courage to not only take a stand, but also a strong point of view.”

Alastair is the only person ever to be named professional magazine writer of the year twice. His investigation into the ‘fixing’ of the 2003 NHS hospital star ratings will be named as one of the ‘100 greatest moments in UK magazine history’ later this year.

In 2007-2008 Alastair took a break from journalism to become the development director of NHS Choices , the service’s primary public-facing online information service.

Alastair is also group editor responsible for the weekly Local Government Chronicle and Nursing Times.

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