Chief Executive, NHS England
68 years old and counting…
prospects for the NHS in its seventh decade.
Tuesday 15 November, 6.15pm – 7.30pm (networking reception from 5.30pm), University Place, The University of Manchester
Simon Stevens is CEO of NHS England, which leads the NHS’ work nationally to improve health and ensure high quality care for all. He is also accountable to Parliament for over £100 billion of annual Health Service funding.
Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. As a frontline NHS manager he subsequently led acute hospitals, mental health and community services, primary care and health commissioning in the North East of England, London and the South Coast. He also served seven years as the Prime Minister’s Health Adviser at 10 Downing Street, and as policy adviser to successive Health Secretaries at the Department of Health.
There is no charge, but places at the lecture are limited and booking is strongly advised.
This annual lecture marks the contribution of Teddy Chester, who was the first professor of social administration at the University of Manchester. From his appointment in the early 1950s, to his retirement in the 1970s he was an influential pioneer in management development, using evidence and research with policy makers, and working with clinical leaders. He was involved in founding and leading the NHS Graduate Training Scheme, and in founding Manchester Business School.