The Association of Anaesthetists welcomes the appointment of Amanda Pritchard as the new Chief Executive of NHS England
Tuesday 3 August 2021
The Association of Anaesthetists congratulates Amanda Pritchard as the new Chief Executive of NHS England and we reiterate our commitment to support clearing the backlog in elective surgery cases.
However, to support this effort, the NHS workforce must be well-supported and sufficiently-staffed. The over-1,000 anaesthetic workforce shortage must be plugged, a comprehensive wellbeing support system must be provided, and the culture of fatigue in the NHS needs to be tackled.
The Association looks forward to working with Ms Pritchard and we stand ready to help find solutions to the pressing issues the NHS faces, in order to deliver the best patient safety and care possible.