Nicholas Timmins

Senior Fellow, Policy

Nicholas Timmins, former public policy commentator at the Financial Times, is working part-time at The King's Fund on a range of policy projects. He has led a joint piece of work with the Institute for Government using the NHS reforms as a case study of policy making in coalition government.

Between 1996 and 2011, Nicholas was Public Policy Editor at the Financial Times. He has written extensively on public and private health care over the years and has worked with The King's Fund on a number of reports, including the recent Commission on Leadership and Management in the NHS.

Nicholas is also the author of The Five Giants: A Biography of the Welfare State, a senior fellow at the Institute for Government, a senior associate of the Nuffield Trust, and a visiting professor in public management at King's College London. He was president of the Social Policy Association between 2008-11.

Selected work

Views from the front line of the NHS
10 May 2016 | Publication
29 Feb 2016 | Blog
A perspective from Victoria, Australia
18 Nov 2015 | Article
Being comfortable with chaos
20 May 2015 | Publication
20 May 2015 | Article
A case study in Canterbury, New Zealand
12 Sep 2013 | Publication
Learning from each other
13 Jun 2013 | Publication
The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012
12 Jul 2012 | Publication
11 Jul 2012 | Article
30 Jan 2012 | Article
Next steps in NHS reform, Report of an expert working group
19 Jun 2008 | Publication
Ideas to make a supplier market in health care work
5 Jun 2006 | Publication