In a series of speeches and interviews, culminating in an address to the annual conference of the NHS Confederation this week, the new chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has begun to describe his priorities for the NHS. Foremost among these priorities is a desire to be radical about how services are provided. This entails further concentrating specialist services where evidence shows this will bring benefits, while continuing to provide access to local hospital services for the growing number of older people who need these services.
Publication: British Medical Journal
Reference: BMJ 2014;348:g3842