Sajid Javid – 2022 Comments on Appointment of Richard Meddings as Chair of NHS England

The comments made by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 22 January 2022.

I am delighted to confirm Richard Meddings CBE’s appointment as the new Chair of NHS England, I want to thank Lord Prior for his invaluable contribution over the last few years.

Richard brings to the role a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors, including years of management in the financial services industry.

I look forward to working with him as we support the NHS to recover from COVID-19, tackle the backlog, and back our incredible healthcare staff.