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Statement from Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of NHS England

Statement from Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of NHS England: I know I speak on behalf of the whole NHS when I say how incredibly saddened we are by the news Her Majesty The Queen has passed away. The Queen dedicated her life to public service and it was our proudest moment when she awarded NHS […]

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England’s top doctor and chief nurse among NHS staff recognised in historic jubilee honours

England’s top doctor and the Chief Nurse for England have been recognised alongside dozens of healthcare staff in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List. Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director since 2018 and a doctor for 37 years, has been knighted for his services to the NHS, particularly for his role leading the response […]

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New Chief Pharmacist appointed for England

The NHS in England has today confirmed the appointment of the next Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England. Following an open recruitment process, David Webb, currently Chief Pharmacist and Clinical Director for Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, will join the Medical Directorate and lead the national pharmacy […]

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Amanda Pritchard appointed NHS Chief Executive

Amanda Pritchard has today been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NHS England. Pritchard will be the first woman in the health service’s history to hold the post, which she will take up on Sunday August 1. As NHS chief executive, she will be responsible for an annual budget of more than £130 […]

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NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens to stand down this summer

Sir Simon Stevens has today formally notified the NHS England Board of his decision to stand down as planned at the end of July, after more than seven years as NHS chief executive. Sir Simon took up post on 1 April 2014, having first joined the NHS in 1988 through its graduate management programme. In […]

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