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The new NHS England chief executive had some tough news on his first day in the job as he visited a clinic in the north-east.
Simon Stevens could only laugh as he was told by a nurse that his blood pressure was "a little bit on the high side".
The new NHS England chief executive has challenged his organisation to do more to promote healthy lifestyles.
Simon Stevens said that although there was "fantastic" care in the NHS, more needs to be done "to help people stay healthy in the first place".
The NHS is sustainable but in need of reform, which should "start with the care of older people", Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham told Daybreak.
Hospital beds were filling up with elderly people because "services aren't good enough at home in the community" the Labour MP said.
Only 28% of the public think the NHS is well managed as an organisation, according to a new ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.
Only 12% of people think that NHS services in their area have got better in the last three months, while 30% think they have worsened - though this is the lowest proportion saying this for two years.
ComRes surveyed 2008 people between March 28 and 30.
The new NHS England boss is expected to say that pressure on the health service is "intensifying" and that the way services are delivered to the public "no longer makes much sense".
In a speech, to be delivered to health workers in Newcastle, he is expected to say: "Our traditional partitioning of health services - GPs, hospital outpatients, A&E departments, community nurses, emergency mental health care, out of hours units, ambulance services - no longer makes much sense."
The traditional way some NHS services are delivered "no longer makes much sense", the new NHS boss will say.
Simon Stevens, a former private health firm executive, will start his new job as chief executive of NHS England today.
In a speech, which will be delivered to health workers in Newcastle, Mr Stevens will say that pressure on the health service is "intensifying" and that the traditional "partitioning" of services is no longer fit for purpose.
Controversial plans to share medical records will be delayed until later this year "to allow more time to build understanding of the benefits of using the information", NHS England has said.