Endorsement of Baroness Harding as chair of NHS Improvement

20 October 2017


The Health Select Committee has endorsed Baroness Harding as the next chair of NHS Improvement.

Following a pre-appointment hearing, the Committee stated that it was satisfied that Baroness Harding has the professional competence and personal independence required of the chair of NHS Improvement.


Responding to the endorsement, the chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson said:

“We welcome this decision.

“We have been impressed by her understanding of the requirements and subtleties of this role and her willingness to listen to the provider sector.

We expect to see her making a strong case for the NHS .

“We note that she has set out her determination to challenge the government when necessary, and we expect to see her making a strong case for the NHS .

“We look forward to working closely with her.”

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