[69] He has championed NHS work to cut sugary drinks and junk food from hospitals,[70] and suggested there should be a national sugar tax. In January 2019 he welcomed new figures from the Office for National Statisticsshowing that NHS productivity in Englan… [95], In June 2018 – just ahead of the NHS' 70th Anniversary – the Prime Minister Theresa May announced extra funding for the NHS worth an average real terms increase of 3.4% a year, reaching £20.5 billion extra in 2023/24. [25] Stevens' own assessment was that "For the NHS the stakes have never been higher. [105][106][107] A wide range of stakeholders called for an NHS Long Term Plan including the Age UK, Macmillan Cancer, the British Red Cross, RCN, Unison, the Medical Royal Colleges, the Kings Fund, NHS Providers, the NHS Confederation, the Local Government Association, Alzheimers Society, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, the Stroke Association and the Patients Association. He started his NHS career on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme at Shotley Bridge General Hospital, the largest employer in Consett, County Durham, after the closure of the steel works. Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive. The chief executive of NHS England paid tribute to “fantastic” intensive care nurses and doctors; paramedics, therapists, porters and cleaners in what he described as the “toughest year”. NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens tells the BBC patient numbers have risen by 15,000 since Christmas, but infections are stabilising Sir Simon says a … He also was a director of Brazil's largest hospital group AMIL. BBC News. NHS Professionals appoints new Chief Executive . [49], While supporting expanded health training opportunities for UK workers, he has backed ongoing selective international recruitment in the NHS. Chief Operating Officer (and Chief Executive of NHS Improvement): National Director, Strategy and Innovation: Ian Dodge, National Director, Transformation and Corporate Development: Emily Lawson, National Director, Chief Financial Officer: Julian Kelly, National Director, Specialised Commissioning: John Stewart, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 07:55. The chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing has been appointed as a non-executive director for the newly created NHS Race and Health Observatory. [46] He has suggested that social media companies might be asked to contribute to funding improved mental health support for young people. Its clinicians, managers and health experts are employed as public officials not as civil servants. [36][37] He has however recently challenged the longstanding assumption that this will mean there is a need for fewer hospital beds. His friends at Balliol reportedly ranged from Extinction Rebellion's Rupert Read[7] to Boris Johnson who credited Stevens with Johnson's own election as Oxford Union president. The NHS England chief executive said the pandemic had shown "sometimes the worst of circumstances bring out the best in people". Instead care is increasingly being redesigned to achieve what Stevens labelled the "triple integration" of primary and specialist care, physical and mental health services, and NHS and social care. Chief Executive of NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG, Paul Jennings appointed as Chair of Hospice UK Jan 13, 2021 Hospice UK is pleased to welcome Paul Jennings as its new Chair, bringing with him a breadth of experience across the NHS and end of life sector. He also served on the boards of various non-profits, including the Minnesota Historical Society; the Minnesota Opera; and the Medicare Rights Center (New York), as well as the King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust. As the NHS England CEO, he is directly accountable to Parliament for management of £120 billion of annual NHS funding. [122], Stevens has actively promoted genomics, and cell and gene therapies on the NHS. NHS England was then sued by the British Homeopathic Association who argued that Stevens’ criticisms, including on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, prejudged its public consultation. [96], Stevens led the NHS' 70th anniversary celebrations,[97] including giving the address on 5 July 2018 in the national service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. [57] The Local Government Chronicle ranked him the most powerful figure in local government. And third, in the run-up to Brexit we need not only to secure - but enhance - our vibrant and globally successful UK life sciences sector. 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[3] It has been argued that NHS England's independence gives the Chief Executive 'the potential to be a prominent national figure able to speak on behalf of the NHS'.[4]. Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. Chief Executive I have worked for the NHS for most of the last 30 years and have had the great privilege of holding the position of Chief Executive in Hywel Dda since January 2015. A patient is being admitted to hospital with coronavirus “every thirty seconds”, the chief executive of NHS England has said. [83], In response to rising knife crime, Stevens appointed trauma surgeon Martin Griffith to lead the NHS' work on violence reduction,[84] educating children about the consequences of stabbings, alongside youth workers helping victims of gang crime while they are still being treated in hospital to help break the cycle of violence. Betsy has been working as the Chief Operating Officer at Defra for the past four years and has managed wide-ranging and complex transformation programmes, including … [52] Stevens supports a greater role for the voluntary sector and volunteering in the NHS, as a complement to the work of NHS staff. In 1997 he was appointed policy adviser to two successive Secretaries of State for Health (Frank Dobson and Alan Milburn) at the UK Department of Health. Dorothy joined the Trust as Interim Chief Executive on 1st November 2018. "NHS Management Board | Policy Navigator", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chief_Executive_of_NHS_England&oldid=988187524, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Victor Paige 1985–1986 (1.5 years, as chair), This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 17:12. NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to confirm the appointment of Betsy Bassis as its new Chief Executive. From 2004 to 2014 Stevens was a senior executive at UnitedHealth Group. [51] He also led the introduction of an NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard to track and improve the experience and fair treatment of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff across the health service. There have been eight chief executives of NHS England since the post was established in 1985, following the report and recommendation of Sir Roy Griffiths.[1]. Since 2013 Stevens has served on the board of directors of the Commonwealth Fund of New York[134] and is a member of its Investment Committee. [61][62] Stevens initiated NHS England's work with local authorities and developers to 'design in' health promoting built environments. Pauline Philip, who is a nurse by background, has also been confirmed as the new national director for emergency and elective care. As the NHS’ COO, Amanda is also accountable to the NHS Improvement board as NHS Improvement’s designated accountable officer with regulatory responsibility for Monitor. From 2001 to 2004 he was the Government's health policy adviser in the Number 10 Policy Unit to Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street. Joan was awarded an OBE for services to health and diversity in 2007. We are 40% of public sector emissions, and although we have reduced our carbon footprint by around a fifth over the past decade, we’ve got to make major changes if we’re going to help this country become carbon net neutral.”[87][88], He has also argued that the NHS – as the largest employer in Britain – is an 'anchor institution' in many local communities, and so needs to "get more creative in developing staffing and clinical models that will enable us to sustain services and consider second and third order effects in terms of jobs and economic impact and social cohesion". Simon Stevens has been appointed as the new chief executive of NHS England. Daniel Reynolds joined the NHS Confederation in December 2018. Sir Simon Laurence Stevens (born 4 August 1966) is a British health manager and public policy analyst. [115][116] He supports digital hubs[117] and introduced a new NHS innovation payment. [33], He was responsible for the Five Year Forward View[34] produced by NHS England in October 2014. [89], Stevens has argued that "One of the problems with NHS funding over the last 70 years has been its volatility. [108] The new government of Boris Johnson announced in the Queens Speech of 14 October 2019 that it would back the Long Term Plan, legislate for the £20.5 billion real terms funding increase, and introduce legislation to give effect to the NHS's recommended legal changes. Nick Ville is director of membership and policy for the NHS Confederation. "[27] As of 2015, Stevens was paid a salary of between £190,000 and £194,999 by NHS England[28] and each year he has opted for a voluntary £20,000 pay cut. From the moment David Nicholson stepped down as Chief Executive of NHS England, there seemed to be only one name in the frame as his successor. It set out how the NHS will use its extra funding to redesign care and improve outcomes over the decade ahead. Sir Simon Stevens told the BBC that 140 people a minute were now being given the jab, usually the first dose of two. As reported by BBC news, NHS England’s chief executive has said people in England are being vaccinated four times faster than new cases of the virus are being detected. [75], Stevens has drawn attention to online sources of misinformation about vaccine safety. Sir Simon is understood to be in discussions about leaving his position as the chief executive of NHS England early next year, with Dido Harding the head of … Leads on NHS Scotland social media and digital communications, including for the Chief Executive Provides communications advice, guidance and support to health and social care policy teams Internal communications across the Health and Social Care Directors, to include management of the Team Site and an all‑staff Health and Social Care Newsletter telegraph.co.uk Covid patient admitted to hospital 'every 30 seconds', NHS chief says The NHS England chief executive stated there had been a large number of people willing to become vaccinators meaning theer would be enough staff to deliver the vaccinations. [71] In March 2016 Chancellor George Osborne announced a tax on sugary drinks. Stevens stated: "This is a vital issue at a time when there is a rise of mis-information about vaccines – some of which is apparently promoted by homeopaths – and which poses a significant danger to human health." He has used the statutory independence of NHS England to speak openly about NHS funding and reform. We’ve already got more respiratory problems than the rest of Europe and according to the Royal College of Physicians up to 40,000 deaths may be associated with this pollution. [109], Stevens proposed - and NHS England then established - an 'NHS Assembly' to help steer implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan. 2021 Women’s Health Resolution – Amico Hoops 0. FIFTEEN NHS trust chief execs were paid annual salaries of more than £250,000 last year, figures show. Simon Stevens is Chief Executive Officer of the NHS, accountable to Parliament for over £120 billion of annual Health Service funding. [65][66][67] He launched the obesity-reducing NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme[68] and later backed its national expansion. He was said by the Health Service Journal in December 2013 to be the second most powerful person in the English NHS, even before he took up his appointment. Richard Smith: Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, live September 12, 2014 When Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, was buying his Sunday papers a few weeks ago he encountered an elderly woman complaining that her newspaper didn’t contain the television section. [118] NHS England funds Academic Health Science Networks, and Stevens supported the Accelerated Access Review arguing: "As a nation we need to pursue three goals simultaneously. He then joined the independent health think tan… "[119], He has pushed to deploy AI and Machine Learning in the NHS[120][121] and NHS England will be hosting a new £250 million NHS AI Lab. 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[citation needed] Shortly after, ITV's chief executive agreed to reconsider the ads,[45] and the Advertising Standards Authority went on to ban them. The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 has increased by 10,000 since Christmas Day, the NHS England chief executive has said. [85], On climate change, he told the Royal Society of Medicine that "We have over 2,000 GP surgeries and hospitals located in zones with poisonous air [and] Public Health England estimates [air pollution will lead to] about 2.4 million cases of avoidable illness between now and 2035. "[26] Stevens said his aim was to "Think like a patient, act like a taxpayer. Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. [47][48] He has announced a dedicated confidential national mental health support service for NHS doctors. The global recession has meant the NHS facing its most sustained budget crunch in its history. [citation needed] Shortly after Stevens' criticism, the six largest gambling companies announced a tenfold increase in their industry contributions to services for people affected by gambling. Daniel is a former journalist and now communications director with 20 years’ experience of working in high profile national organisations, including think tanks and membership bodies. In October 2015 speaking to the Institute of Directors at the Albert Hall he queried why ballet dancers but not nurses were on the Home Office's 'shortage occupation list. Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. The NHS England chief executive said there had been a large number of people willing to become vaccinators meaning theer would be enough staff to deliver the vaccinations. He has demonstrated a commitment and passion to the purpose and values of the NHS in every role he has held and particularly over the past 8 years as Chief Executive of Health Education England. Chief executive of NHS England, Sir Simon Stevens, said the NHS is facing the most 'unique' situation in its history. project to tackle cancer, dementia and heart disease", "NHS preparing to offer 'game-changing' cancer treatment", "New 'tumour-agnostic' cancer drugs to be fast‑tracked into hospitals", "NHS England » NHS prepares to fast-track 'game changing' cancer drugs that target genetic mutations", "One-off injection will save children from inherited blindness", "NHS strikes deal for cutting edge cancer treatment for adults with lymphoma", "Head of NHS voices 'serious concerns' about homeopathy", "Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy", "Jeremy Vine - Simon Stevens: What Makes Us Human? Specialists say the pandemic is a major reason behind the rise. Stevens came forward with proposals to substantially amend the government’s previous 2012 legislation. [15][16], After a spell in Congo and Malawi, he became general manager for a large NHS psychiatric hospital outside Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and ran community mental health services for North Tyneside and Northumberland. Sir Simon Stevens said this was the equivalent of filling 20 acute hospitals, and added most of these people will have … ", "PM speech at NHS plan launch: 7 January 2019", "Are Lansley's NHS reforms being binned? He lists his hobbies as family, offshore sailing, books and 'cooking without recipes'. [23][24], On his return to the NHS, The Guardian reported one health expert as saying "He's coming back to a pay cut [and] the mother of all messes". [110] It comprises a diverse range of stakeholders including national and local patients' groups, NHS staff and clinical experts. [73][74] The NHS has opened new specialist clinics which Stevens argued the industry should contribute to funding. Specialists say the pandemic is a Public health specialist from new York.... 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