Simon Stevens is chief executive officer of NHS England, which leads the NHS’s work nationally to improve health and ensure high-quality care for all. He is accountable to Parliament for over £100 billion of annual health service funding. He 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 advisor at 10 Downing Street and as policy advisor to successive Health Secretaries at the Department of Health. Alongside his 16 years work for the NHS and UK public service, he spent a decade working internationally at United Health Group, including as its Medicare CEO and as president of its global health division, leading health services in the United States, Europe, Brazil, India, China, Africa and the Middle East. He volunteers as a director of the Commonwealth Fund, a leading international health charity. He has also been a trustee of the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust, visiting professor at the London School of Economics and an elected local councillor for Brixton in South London.
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How do we make cities and towns healthier places to be? How do we encourage citizens to become healthier? And what is the role of the NHS in helping create future and better cities and towns?