NHS Providers responds to Sir Simon Stevens stepping down as chief executive of NHS England

29 April 2021

Commenting on the news that NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens is stepping down, Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers said:

"Simon has been an exceptional chief executive at a time of huge challenge for the NHS. He's led the service through the worst global pandemic in a century, including creating a world beating vaccination programme.

"He's set out a clear, universally supported, future strategy to integrate health and social care and improve health outcomes in key areas. And he's been a highly effective champion for the NHS inside government in areas such as securing extra NHS funding.

"He will be much missed."

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