Martin Machray is a health service communications and engagement manager for NHS Islington. He began his career as a student nurse in the 1980s and was involved in frontline care nursing for a number of years until he moved into senior nursing management. From here he entered strategic and operational management posts, both in hospital environments and in national organisations before assuming his current role.
Communications and engagement manager Martin Machray reflects on his experiences during two very different placements, as well as on the future of clinical practice in primary care.
So Andrew Lansley wants GPs to take the lead on commissioning health services in England.