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NHS: 'Team effort' to stay healthy

NHS England is facing the biggest challenge in its history because of the squeeze on its budget, says its new chief executive, Simon Stevens.

The NHS is facing the biggest challenge in its history because of the squeeze on its budget, says its new boss.

In a speech on his first day as NHS England's chief executive, Simon Stevens, will say the health service is enduring "the most sustained budget crunch in its 66-year history".

In an age where the population is getting older, staying healthy would involve a "team effort" between the public and the NHS, he told the BBC in an interview ahead of the speech.

  • 01 Apr
  • From the section Health