Dido Harding wants to run English NHS. Where there’s no accountability, there’s no shame

Fiasco: Dido Harding (left) was appointed by Matt Hancock (right – not the donkey, although it probably has more brains than him) to run a privatised Covid-19 ‘test and trace’ scheme (hence the Serco logo) under the NHS banner. It was a disaster. Now she is thinking of applying to be the new boss of NHS England. What do YOU think will happen if she gets the job?

The former jockey who cocked up the UK’s Covid-19 “test and trace” efforts – so badly that £37 billion of public money couldn’t put it right – now wants to inflict herself on the English NHS.

Dido Harding has made a name for herself as the worst possible choice to run any organisation, ever since her lamentable stint as boss of Talk Talk.

Her tenure at the head of “test and trace” almost certainly caused thousands of unnecessary deaths.

But there is no accountability among Tories. She has not been called to face justice for her failures, and she never will be.

Just you think about the colossal amount of harm she could do to the nation’s health if she gets a job running England’s NHS.

The Tories would love it; it would be the best advert for full privatisation they could possibly have.

Source: Former Test and Trace boss Dido Harding considering bid to lead NHS England

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  1. Lynn Jenks June 7, 2021 at 9:17 am - Reply

    The tories want her in that role because she wants to privatise the NHS. She and her husband are big fans of NHS privatisation. She’ll run it into the ground and use any failure of the service to sell the concept that ‘we can’t afford it’ to the public.

  2. SteveH June 7, 2021 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Dido was on the radio this morning, claiming that she’s not a politician

    “I didn’t do this for the credit I did it because I was asked by the PM to serve my country in a time of crisis”

    BBC R4 Women’s Hour
    (from 01:55 to 25:20)

    • Mike Sivier June 8, 2021 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Deflecting blame onto Boris Johnson? Not much of an excuse, is it? She knows she’s incompetent. She should have politely declined.

      • SteveH June 18, 2021 at 7:09 pm - Reply

        Unfortunately non of the above has discouraged her from actually applying to run the NHS.
        “Former Test and Trace chief Dido Harding has applied to become the next head of NHS England.
        The Tory peer announced that she was going for the top job which becomes vacant when Sir Simon Stevens stands down at the end of July.


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