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Amanda Pritchard is the new chief executive of NHS England, replacing Sir Simon Stevens, the current boss, who steps down after seven years in charge. 
Pritchard’s appointment comes at a critical moment for England as the country’s struggling health service attempts to recover from the pandemic.
The race to succeed Sir Simon saw her competing alongside some controversial candidates including track and trace boss Dido Harding.