New NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard
By DTA | 30th July 2021 | News
Amanda Pritchard has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NHS England. As NHS chief executive, she will be responsible for an annual budget of more than £130 billion while ensuring that everyone in the country receives high quality care.
Amanda takes up the role after serving as the NHS' Chief Operating Officer (COO) for two years.
Her appointment follows an open and competitive recruitment process by the Board of NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Pritchard will be the first woman in the health service's history to hold the post, which she will take up on Sunday August 1.
Amanda Pritchard began her NHS career as a graduate management trainee in 1997 after studying at Oxford University and has held a variety of other NHS management positions.
Before joining NHS England and NHS Improvement in 2019 she served as Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Amanda was also Deputy Chief Executive at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.
She attended Durham Johnson Comprehensive School, in County Durham, before studying Modern History at St Anne's College, Oxford.