NHS Confed hires former Blair adviser as new CEO

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The NHS Confederation has hired a former adviser to prime minister Tony Blair as its new chief executive.

Matthew Taylor, currently chief executive of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, will leave his current role after 15 years in the summer.

He will take over from acting Confed chief executive Danny Mortimer, who has been in the post since September 2020. Mr Mortimer will return to his substantive role as NHS Confederation’s deputy chief executive and the chief executive of NHS Employers.

Mr Taylor has had a long career in public policy and was a senior adviser on policy and strategy to Mr Blair in 10 Downing Street between 2003 and 2006. In 2016, he carried out a review for the government on modern employment practices.

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Date: 12 April 2021