Amanda Pritchard is the NHS’ Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive of NHS Improvement
As the NHS’ COO and CEO of NHS Improvement, Amanda oversees NHS operational performance and delivery (including as Senior Responsible Officer for the NHS response to Covid-19), as well as implementation of the service transformation and patient care improvements set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. She also holds regulatory responsibility for Monitor.
Amanda was previously Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust from January 2016 to July 2019, having been Acting Chief Executive since October 2015. Prior to that she served as Chief Operating Officer at the trust for three and a half years.
Amanda joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ from Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust where she spent six years as Deputy Chief Executive having previously held a variety of senior strategic and operational management roles there, including Director of Strategy and Service Development. Amanda joined the NHS through its graduate management training scheme in 1997 and has held a variety of other NHS management positions since then. She has also served as health team leader in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.