Amanda Pritchard appointed as Chief Executive of NHS England

Published: 29/07/2021

Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said:

“On behalf of all our Fellows and Members, the Royal College of Anaesthetists would like to congratulate Amanda Pritchard on being appointed the Chief Executive of NHS England. Amanda’s wealth of experience in the healthcare sector, including her work as Chief Operating Officer of NHS England and her many years leading hospital trusts, ensures she is rightly placed to take up the mantle from Sir Simon Stevens, to whom we are grateful for his outstanding leadership over the past seven years.

“Amanda has been appointed at a critical time for the healthcare service as we begin our recovery from the pandemic. Ensuring the NHS in England is equipped to deal with the challenges, including the significant planned surgery backlog, will be no small task and we are keen to work with her not only to restore our NHS but to make sure lessons are learned.

“The NHS has adapted incredibly well over the pandemic, and it would be a missed opportunity for us simply to return to business as usual. Amanda has a unique chance to drive forward the healthcare agenda and build on the solid foundations laid by her predecessor.

“We look forward to working with Amanda to build back a stronger, better equipped and more sustainable NHS.”