Amanda Pritchard is NHS England and NHS Improvement's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and NHS Improvement's Chief Executive, and serves as a member of the combined NHS England and NHS Improvement national leadership team.
The COO oversees NHS operational performance and delivery, as well as implementation of the service transformation and patient care improvements set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
As the NHS’ COO, Amanda is also accountable to the NHS Improvement board as NHS Improvement’s designated accountable officer with 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 Cabinet Office’s delivery unit.