Samantha Jones, the CEO of Operose, the UK subsidiary of the giant US corporation Centene, is leaving the company to take up a position as health advisor to Boris Johnson, according to a report in the HSJ.
Whilst Operose CEO, Ms Jones oversaw the company’s acquisition of the primary care company AT Medics, finalised in February 2021. With the takeover, Operose acquired contracts covering almost 50 primary care sites across 19 London boroughs.
Ms Jones took up her position at Operose in January 2019, moving from director of new care models at NHS England, a position she was appointed to in 2015 by its chief executive Simon Stevens.
HSJ, notes that her title in Number 10 will be expert adviser for NHS transformation and social care delivery, and she will work in the policy unit.
Full story in The Lowdown, 1 April 2021