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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10 Mar 2022

Ensuring we are an effective anti-racist organisation is one of my biggest challenges yet

Chris Hopson shares honest reflections on his journey to ensuring NHS Providers becomes an effective anti-racist organisation and recognises the importance of leading by example.

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07 Mar 2022

What the NHS needs to hear from Javid tomorrow

Chris Hopson shares his thoughts on what frontline NHS leaders not only want, but need to hear from health and social care secretary Sajid Javid's upcoming speech.

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24 Feb 2022

The four leadership challenges the Messenger Review must address

Chris Hopson discusses the 'Messenger Review' on NHS leadership and explores four key areas on where NHS trusts and integrated care boards can improve their leadership capability and capacity.

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19 Jan 2022

The latest COVID-19 surge isn't over for the NHS

Chris Hopson discusses the latest COVID-19 data, and what it means for the NHS.

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09 Jan 2022

It's time to transform the NHS – the pressures of COVID-19 have left no doubt

Chris Hopson discusses the impact the pandemic has had on the NHS, exposing the urgent need for transformation of the health service which is currently “stretched perilously thin”.

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17 Dec 2021

If the NHS falls short on boosters it won't be for the want of trying

Chris Hopson discusses the booster rollout and the impact this is having on trusts as the NHS faces huge pressures, with trust leaders warning of big challenges, particularly workforce shortages.

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29 Nov 2021

As we head into a tough winter, the NHS is under huge pressure

Chris Hopson looks at the impact of ambulance handovers on patients and why everyone in the NHS needs to help rebalance the safety risk.

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12 Nov 2021

Encouragement not coercion is the way to boost vaccine take-up

Chris Hopson discusses mandatory vaccinations for NHS frontline staff and the risks that the government will have to carefully manage in the coming weeks.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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