Chris joined NHS Providers as chief executive in September 2012 after a career in politics, commercial television and the civil service.

Chris leads the organisation, with a particular emphasis on setting strategy, senior stakeholder management, acting as the principal public voice of the organisation and representing the provider sector on a range of NHS system level committees. 

Contact Chris:
chris.hopson@nhsproviders.org

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27 Jul 2021

Our eight-point plan to ensure the NHS gets the funding it so desperately needs

Chris Hopson discusses the challenges facing the NHS and the need for the health service to get the funding it needs to tackle them.

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22 Jul 2021

Primary care must be helped to work with hospitals in driving the NHS recovery

Chris Hopson and Vincent Sai discuss how primary and secondary care partnerships can work effectively together to address the care backlog.

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13 Jul 2021

NHS trust pressures: Addressing demand when capacity is constrained

Chris Hopson discusses the pressures facing the NHS as COVID-19 cases rise and lockdown restrictions ease, and the impact this will have on addressing the care backlog.

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25 Jun 2021

Five factors that enable provider collaboration and strategic commissioning

Chris Hopson and NHS Clinical Commissioners' Louise Pattern discuss how provider collaboratives are developing, what factors enable collaboration, and the lessons they have learned so far.

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21 Jun 2021

Continuing the success of COVID vaccinations comes with big challenges

Martin Marshall, chair of the Royal College of GPs and Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers discuss challenges in the next phase of the vaccination programme.

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09 Jun 2021

Should COVID-19 restrictions be relaxed on 21 June? We need to look at the stark realities

Chris Hopson discusses the COVID-19 pandemic, the rising pressures on NHS hospitals in England and the need for a better debate on the easing of lockdown restrictions in June.

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02 Jun 2021

Caution is needed to make zero daily COVID-related deaths the norm

As first published in the Daily Express, Chris Hopson welcomes the news that the UK has recorded zero daily COVID-related deaths for the first time since the pandemic began.

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21 May 2021

What trust leaders need to tackle the backlog

Chris Hopson discusses the key requirements for trusts to tackle the backlog of care.

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20 Apr 2021

Five priority areas for scrutiny in the forthcoming bill

Chris Hopson discusses the five key areas of scrutiny in the forthcoming Health and Social Care Bill to place system working on a statutory footing.

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14 Apr 2021

Progress against COVID-19 but we must remain cautious

Chris Hopson discusses the latest developments with the UK's vaccination programme and on the easing of lockdown restrictions in England.

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04 Mar 2021

Welcome investment for vaccinations but a fix for social care is still needed

Chris Hopson discusses the chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement of the Budget 2021 and what this means for the health and care service.

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17 Feb 2021

Trust leaders highlight four key tests before lockdown should be eased

Chris Hopson and Saffron Cordery discuss four key tests trust leaders say must be passed before lockdown restrictions should be eased.

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