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NHS Digital and NHS England complete merger

NHS England and NHS Digital have today legally merged in the first step towards creating a new, single organisation to lead the NHS in England to deliver high-quality services for all. The move brings the NHS’ national data and technology expertise into one organisation, creating a closer link between the collection and analysis of data […]

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NHS England appoints leading clinicians to board

NHS England has added a wealth of clinical expertise and experience to its board with the appointment of three new non-executive directors. Baroness Mary Watkins, Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Sir Mark Walport are renowned leaders in their respective fields of nursing, mental health, and life sciences and research. They will take up their […]

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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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NHS appoints national director of learning disability and autism

NHS England has today announced the appointment of Tom Cahill as the national director for learning disability and autism. Tom, who has been chief executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust since 2009, will join NHS England to build on progress already made in providing people with a learning disability or autism with care […]

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