The NHS needs to tap into the energy of patients, carers and staff to “catalyse change”, Simon Stevens said on his first day in the role. “At a time when resources are tight, we’re going to have to find new ways of tapping into three incredible sources of ‘renewable energy’."These are: "boosting the critical role that patients play in their own health and care; supporting the amazing commitment of carers and volunteers and communities to sustain their health and social care services; and unleashing the passion and drive of the million plus frontline NHS staff who are devoting their professional lives to caring," he said.