Last week, the head of NHS England announced his decision to stand down in July after more than seven years in the role. Sir Simon Stevens has been widely praised for leading the NHS through some of its most difficult days, with the editor of the Health Service Journal, Alistair McLellan, calling Sir Simon “the most important figure in NHS history since Aneurin Bevan”. Sir Simon leaves at a time of critical importance for the national health service. His successor will inherit the legacy of Covid-19: a vast backlog in operations, an exhausted and mentally-scarred workforce and calls for reform right across the service.
This week’s report, which takes a look at what is coming up on the subject of NHS reform, can be found here.
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