Amanda Pritchard selected as next boss of NHS England

The new NHS England chief executive: Amanda Pritchard.

Is it good that Amanda Pritchard has been selected to run NHS England, replacing Simon Stevens?

I don’t know, but my first reaction was that she has to be better than Dido Harding (who was discounted earlier in the selection process)!

She’ll be the first female boss since the NHS was created in 1948, which is a boost for sex equality.

But she’s also a graduate of Oxford University, which suggests a possible bias towards Toryism. And she had to pass interviews with representatives of 10 Downing Street, the Treasury and Cabinet Office (Tory), NHS England chair Lord David Prior (Tory) and other NHS England board members (loyalties unknown).

Is it possible that she joined the service 25 years ago, just to undermine it?

Or will she be forced to, whether she wants to or not?

Source: Amanda Pritchard on course to be next NHS England chief executive | News | Health Service Journal

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  1. nivekd July 28, 2021 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    This is not a cause for celebration.
    Of course it’s great that the job didn’t go to the corrupt and incompetent Harding (no doubt the Jockey Club’s front runner).
    Amanda Pritchard may be “experienced” – but at what?
    She has been in post helping Simon Stevens to implement his plan, written by McKinsey and United Health of Minneapolis, to destroy the NHS created over 70 years ago and the world’s most valued (and valuable) public institution.
    We shouldn’t expect her to tell Sajid Javid (of JP Morgan) to ditch his Health and Care Bill; this simply makes lawful changes which Stevens and Pritchard have been wreaking for years without parliamentary approval, including of course the creation of 42 ICS to replace the NHS.
    Please call out the appointment for what it is: a victory for profits over people.

  2. SteveH July 28, 2021 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    An interesting and (provisionally) welcome choice.

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