Chief Executive at NHS ProvidersChris joined NHS Providers as chief executive in September 2012 after a career in politics, commercial television and the civil service.
Chris leads the organisation, with a particular emphasis on setting strategy, senior stakeholder management, acting as the principal public voice of the organisation and representing the provider sector on a range of NHS system level committees.
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There are lots of lurid stories in the newspapers at the moment about the state of the NHS – 90% of acute hospitals in financial deficit; missed performance targets; trusts going into special measures; and a general sense of impending doom. Is this right? Four things are clear.