Andy Cowper

What Amanda Pritchard’s appointment means for the NHS

Amanda Pritchard (photo: NHS)

‘Deputy succeeds boss’ might not normally feel like a ‘hold the front page’ type headline. But the announcement that Amanda Pritchard is the new head of NHS England – replacing Simon Stevens – reveals a lot about the state of the NHS and the future direction of the health service.

Firstly, the process.

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