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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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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14 Feb 2021

A pragmatic approach required for NHS funding

Chris Hopson calls for a pragmatic approach to NHS funding so it can carry on delivering the care the country needs.

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14 Feb 2021

If you give the NHS a tough task, we'll get it done

Chris Hopson celebrates the success of the UK's vaccination programme as we approach the mid February target.

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12 Feb 2021

All parts of the NHS need to join up to provide better care

In a short piece first published in the Guardian, Chris Hopson discusses NHS reforms announced by the government.

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11 Feb 2021

Living with COVID-19 long term

Chris Hopson looks at five areas that need to be considered when thinking about how the NHS will be reconfigured to cope with COVID-19 in the long term.

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27 Jan 2021

No 'one size fits all' for system working

Chris Hopson discusses NHS England and NHS Improvement's Integrating care exercise on the future of system working, and what further work needs to be done.

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24 Jan 2021

Great caution needed on loosening restrictions

Chris Hopson discusses the need for caution on the easing of lockdown measures to avoid the triggering of a further full blown wave of infections.

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25 Dec 2020

10 reflections on 2020

Chris Hopson shares 10 reflections on the last 52 weeks that have most struck him.

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23 Dec 2020

The change to the Christmas rules was inevitable to save lives

Chris Hopson comments on the change to the Christmas coronavirus restrictions.

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