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
020 7304 6805

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22 Mar 2020

The NHS faces the challenge of its lifetime

Chris Hopson discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the health and care service, key concerns and how the system is pulling together.

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Blog
09 Dec 2019

Politicians and the NHS – they’ve ducked the big tackles

Chris Hopson reflects on the commitment of the party manifestos' pledges to tackle the NHS' biggest challenges.

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Blog
04 Nov 2019

Don’t weaponise the NHS

Chris Hopson urges politicians to be clear about their intentions for the NHS ahead of the UK general election on 12 December.

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Blog
30 Oct 2019

Annual conference and exhibition 2019

Chris Hopson, NHS Providers chief executive, shares his 10 quick reflections on NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition 2019.

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Blog
08 Oct 2019

Opening speech to NHS Providers annual conference 2019

Chris Hopson's opening address to our annual conference and exhibition 2019. The theme of the conference is ambition to reality.

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News
08 Oct 2019

Time to level with the public about the scale of challenges facing the NHS

Our new report calls for greater realism about the scale of the challenges facing the NHS, and Chris Hopson warns we need a full, frank and open national conversation.

News
30 Aug 2019

More than 160 NHS leaders say a lack of investment is putting patients at risk of harm at their NHS trust

NHS Providers launches a national campaign as a survey of trust leaders reveals the scale of the NHS capital funding challenge that still exists.

Blog
30 Aug 2019

Time to rebuild the NHS and create a 21st century health service

Chris Hopson writes on the issues facing the NHS' capital budget and calls on the government to take action.

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Blog
26 Aug 2019

How ready is the NHS frontline for a 'no deal' Brexit?

Chris Hopson outlines two particular features of a 'no deal' Brexit that frontline leaders point to as key risks for the NHS, other public services and the government to collectively manage.

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Blog
04 Aug 2019

What the NHS needs from the new government

Chris Hopson highlights a number of NHS issues that the new prime minister will need to address.

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Video / audio
11 Jun 2019

Podcast: Interim NHS People Plan

Chris Hopson discusses the significance of the interim NHS People Plan with Baroness Dido Harding and Sir David Behan.

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News
03 Jun 2019

NHS Providers and wider provider sector welcomes new interim NHS people plan

NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson and a number of trust chief executives welcome the publication of the interim NHS people plan.

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