Tuesday 23 November 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Digital transformation at the heart of NHS reforms

DHSC logoThe Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that digital transformation will be at the heart of the NHS in England. The reforms announced by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid today include merging NHSX and NHS Digital into NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I).

Laura Wade-Gery, who was previously Executive Director, Multi-Channel at Marks & Spencer and CEO of, was appointed  Chair of the NHS Digital Board in September 2020. Her remit included leading a review to determine the critical capabilities and digital operating model across NHSD, NHSX and NHSE/I, with the goal of developing the right capability to support Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to deliver better citizen health (see Integrated Care Systems: Analysing the opportunity for tech suppliers). Sajid Javid has now accepted the recommendations from Wade-Gery’s this review.

NHS Digital and NHSX will form part of a new Transformation Directorate in NHSE/I. This Directorate will lead the digital transformation agenda for the NHS and social care at national and ICS level. NHSX will become the strategy function of the Directorate and, once legislation allows, NHS Digital will cease to be an independent Arm’s Length Body of the DHSC. Simon Bolton, the interim CEO of NHS Digital will become the CIO of NHSE/I. Find out more...

In this HotViewsExtra article we take a look at the NHS reform announcements in more detail. Available to TechMarketView subscribers, including those signed up to UKHotViewsPremium. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to access this and much more.

Posted by Dale Peters at '10:16' - Tagged: nhs   strategy   healthcare   digital+transformation