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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09 Oct 2020

We must give the NHS the best chance we can

In a short comment piece, Chris Hopson writes about the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases as we head towards winter.

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Blog
06 Oct 2020

Opening speech to NHS Providers annual conference 2020

Chris Hopson's opening address to our annual conference and exhibition 2020. The theme of the conference is reflect and recover.

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Briefing
28 Sep 2020

Testing and Tracing - 12 Tests of Winter

In our new long read, Chris Hopson NHS Providers chief executive, delves into the NHS Test and Trace system and explores what we now need for it to succeed in supporting the NHS.

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Blog
24 Sep 2020

No more bluster and bluff: Test and trace has to work

Chris Hopson highlights the vital need for Test and Trace to work in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Blog
19 Aug 2020

The comprehensive spending review: the government can’t have its cake and eat it

Chris Hopson looks ahead to the comprehensive spending review this autumn, should it go ahead as planned, and looks at what has changed in terms of context this year.

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Blog
14 Aug 2020

Standing up to the test

Chris Hopson explores the challenges still to overcome in the Test and Trace system, and highlights the part we all have to play to ensure its success.

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Blog
12 Aug 2020

Calling the NHS a ‘COVID only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson rejects the suggestion that the NHS has been a 'COVID-19 only' service for much of the last few months.

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Blog
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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News
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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Blog
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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Blog
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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Blog
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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