Pulse in the Press: NHS England director resigns

Press Release

The NHS England director of primary care Dr Arvind Madan has resigned following his interview with Pulse.

The explosive interview was the end result of our Pulse August issue front cover, showing the reach Pulse has to an engaged audience of 44,000 GPs. Pulse is able to offer it’s community an indispensable and comprehensive range of trusted content that meets their needs.

In the interview, Dr Arvind Madan admitted that he had been posting provocative comments under the pseudonym ’Devil’s Advocate’ on the Pulse Today website. In a statement, he apologised to small practices following his interview in Pulse, where he suggested GPs should be ‘pleased’ when small practices closed. The BMA said It had written to NHS England ’raising concerns and demanding action’ earlier in the day, but it is understood that Dr Madan tendered his resignation prior to receiving the letter. 

The story has been featured in The Telegraph, Independent, BBC News, The Guardian and The Sun.