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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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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Blog
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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Blog
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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Blog
20 Nov 2020

NHS now and after lockdown

Chris Hopson discusses the need for clarity on what will happen after lockdown in December.

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Blog
16 Nov 2020

The NHS needs more money and clarity from the government before it’s too late

Chris Hopson discusses the vital need for the government to provide the NHS more clarity over this month's comprehensive spending review.

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Blog
04 Nov 2020

An open letter from NHS Providers to all MPs ahead of today’s vote on the new coronavirus regulations

NHS Providers write an open letter to all MPs, urging them to vote in favour of the new national lockdown.

Blog
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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