Simon Stevens to be the new Head of NHS England

After a lengthy search where leading health figures competed to not take the job, a successor to Sir David Nicholson, Chef Executive of NHS England and de facto boss of the NHS in England has been found. 

See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10400660/Blair-advisor-Simon-Stevens-appointed-new-NHS-chief-executive.html

Simon Stevens is currently a boss at United Healthcare in the States and is best known for his work advising Tony Blair and his Labour Government on how to reform the NHS.  So someone who has worked in the NHS, in other countries’ health systems and who should understand the politics too.  Initial reaction has been warm from health trade press. 

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