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New NHS England boss calls for smaller hospitals

The NHS must end "mass centralisation" and instead expand its local services to treat people in their own communities, the new boss of NHS England Simon Stevens has said. He added that the health service is at a "defining moment".

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NHS at a 'defining moment', says new chief executive

The health service is facing a "defining moment", according to new NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph he says: "The reason I took this job is because I think the NHS is at a defining moment, a point when it needs to 'future proof' itself against the challenges ahead,"

"We need to take a proper look at the sort of changes that are going to be needed over the next five years and beyond to put the NHS on a sustainable footing."

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