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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03 Sep 2021

Invest in the NHS and it will deliver for the country

Chris Hopson and Matthew Taylor discuss the importance of securing the right funding for the NHS.

Blog
14 Aug 2021

Latest NHS performance data confirm the service is under huge pressure

Chris Hopson discusses the six different pressures trusts have identified that are currently causing them significant operational problems and could make this winter even more difficult.

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Blog
13 Aug 2021

The NHS is running very fast to recover the care backlog only to stand still

Chris Hopson discusses the significant pressures facing the NHS following the figures from yesterday's performance statistics from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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Blog
12 Aug 2021

Under-pressure ambulance services are accelerating transformation

Chris Hopson and Daren Mochrie discuss the key role the ambulance sector has in pulling through the pandemic, bearing down on the care backlog and transforming services for patients.

Blog
08 Aug 2021

It's up to you, Rishi Sunak: your next move is make or break for the NHS

Chris Hopson discusses the vital need for the government to ensure the NHS gets the right funding in its upcoming spending review, in order for the health service to tackle the challenges it faces.

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Blog
06 Aug 2021

Scrapping discharge fund will give the NHS a dangerous capacity squeeze

Chris Hopson and Matthew Taylor discuss the need for the government to continue funding discharge to assess to prevent the risk of leaving patients in hospital longer than they need to be.

Blog
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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Blog
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.

Blog
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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Blog
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.

Blog
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.

Blog
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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