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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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NHS appoints leading medic to new transformation post

NHS England and NHS Improvement have today appointed Dr Timothy Ferris as Director of Transformation. Dr Ferris, who has served as a non-executive director of NHS Improvement for almost three years, is internationally renowned for his pioneering work on improving health and care in both hospital and community settings. He will lead the new Transformation […]

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Dr Clifford Mann OBE

NHS England and NHS Improvement is deeply saddened to hear that Dr Clifford Mann OBE, NHS National Clinical Advisor for Accident and Emergency Care, has passed away. Dr Mann joined NHS England and NHS Improvement in 2016 following several years as President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. During his time in senior national […]

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