Amanda Pritchard appointed Chief Executive of NHS England
Amanda Pritchard has been appointed as Chief Executive of NHS England and will take over from Sir Simon Stevens as he steps down this week.
Amanda has been the Chief Operating Officer of NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) since July 2019. Her responsibilities have included overseeing NHS operational performance and delivery, as well as implementation of the service transformation and patient care improvements set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
She was previously Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust from January 2016, and prior to that served as Chief Operating Officer at the trust. She has worked for the NHS for 25 years, during which she has held a variety of other management positions.
This new appointment comes at a crucial time for the NHS, which is dealing with ongoing pandemic recovery and planned reforms to its structure through the establishment of Integrated Care Systems.
PSNC is looking forward to working with the new Chief Executive to develop the community pharmacy service and ensure the sector’s important role in supporting pandemic recovery is recognised.
PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes said:
“PSNC would like to welcome the incoming Chief Executive of NHS England to her new role. We look forward to working with her and officials at NHS England and NHS Improvement to build on the outstanding performance of the community pharmacy sector who were on the frontline of the pandemic response. Only by working collaboratively will we be able to continue to develop community pharmacy services for the benefit of patients and our colleagues across the NHS.”