Andy McKeon: Don't put your faith in incentives


Published: 28/03/2013

Formerly a career civil servant at the Department of Health, Andy McKeon joined the Audit Commission in 2003, where he was responsible for all the Commission’s work in the NHS and on wider health matters until he left the organisation in 2012. 

In this video interview, Andy, who is a Trustee of the Nuffield Trust, discusses the key lessons that he has learnt from his time at the Audit Commission, reflecting primarily on the success or otherwise of the use of financial incentives in hospitals. 

He discusses the implementation of payment by results and explores how efforts should now focus more on making information available to the public. 

Andy is interviewed by Nicholas Timmins, Senior Associate at the Nuffield Trust and former Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, who interviewed Andy and 11 other NHS leaders for a new paper published by the Nuffield Trust: Changing of the guard: lessons for the NHS from departing health leaders (March 2013).

The publication provides insight and learning for the new generation of leaders charged with leading the reformed NHS.