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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30 Jun 2020

NHS recovery position: a tough but clear sighted prognosis

Chris Hopson explores survey findings of trust leaders on the impact of COVID-19 on resuming all NHS services.

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18 Jun 2020

Still a long way to go with test and trace

Chris Hopson, NHS Providers chief executive, responds to the switch in approach to the contract-tracing app.

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06 May 2020

We need an updated testing strategy

Chris Hopson, NHS Providers chief executive, writes why we need an updated testing strategy for COVID-19.

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21 Apr 2020

What are NHS trusts doing when they run out of gowns?

Chris Hopson describes the different approaches trust leaders are pursuing to ensure their staff have the protection they need when they need it.

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13 Apr 2020

The public PPE debate is in danger of getting stuck

Chris Hopson discusses the current challenges facing NHS trusts regarding coronavirus and how they are making massive efforts to fill the gaps.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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