Stephen Powis

Steve Powis said the health service was enduring “extreme pressure this winter”.
Big dilemma looms for PM. Break his word and extend the current curbs – or end up with a third lockdown over Christmas?
Some 595 deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours alone.
More than 500 Covid-19 deaths were reported on Tuesday, the highest total since May.
Amid Covid-related rise in South East Asian prejudice, Dr Alex Lee was told by the patient that they wanted a white team.
NHS warns there are now more Covid-19 patients in hospital than when lockdown was imposed in March.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak leads the Downing Street press conference alongside NHS England’s medical director Professor Stephen Powis. He is expected to announce changes to the government’s furlough scheme, making employers contribute to wages of furloughed workers.