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Editor of Health Service Journal


Andy Cowper is the Comment editor of Health Service Journal, for whom he writes the agenda-setting weekly ‘Cowper’s Cut’ column. He has been writing about the politics and management of the NHS since 2000, working freelance since 2003, and is also the editor of Health Policy Insight.

Andy was secretary and author to HSJ’s successful 2014 Commission On Hospital Care For Frail Older People and 2016 Commission On The Non-Clinical NHS Workforce.

He is a communications advisor to NHS Providers and NHS Improvement. Andy recently finished a book on a book about Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust and is starting another one on University Hospitals Birmingham’s work with Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust, as well as a new project with the AHSN Network and one with NHS England’s People and Communities Board.