Sir Simon Stevens who has led the NHS through the pandemic since March last year has announced that he is to step down.
NHS England chief executive Sir Simon will step down at the end of July after taking up his post on 1 April 2014.
Sir Simon has became a familiar face throughout the pandemic and has appeared along side Boris Johnson at numerous Downing Street press briefing.
The government have announced that Sir Simon will be made a peer on steeping down.
The Prime Minister said Sir Simon had led the NHS “with great distinction.”
Johnson added, “I want to thank him for his dedicated service throughout – but especially when facing the extraordinary pressures of the past year, and for his huge contribution to our vaccine rollout.”
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