A former chief technology officer (CTO) for betting company William Hill has joined NHSX in the same role.

The CEO of NHSX, Matthew Gould, tweeted to say he was “delighted” to announce that David Turner would be joining the organisation in May following an “open recruitment process”.

Turner, who was responsible for delivering digital transformation at William Hill, said he was “thrilled” to be joining NHSX and couldn’t wait to get started.

He added: “A great time to be in technology and I’m really looking forward to putting it to work to deliver the best experience for our clinicians, our NHS colleagues and most importantly our patients.”

Turner will take over from Hadley Beeman, who has been the acting CTO since July 2019.

Beeman will continue her role as chief technology adviser to health secretary Matt Hancock.

She tweeted to say it had been a “great honour” to serve as CTO for NHSX, adding that Turner is a “great strategic leader” who is the ideal candidate to ”take forward the rest of building the teams and focusing our aims into tangible delivery”.

“I’ll remain the Sec of State’s Chief Tech Adviser, close to NHSX and championing all efforts to transform NHS & social care into the best they can be— for patients, clinicians, staff, technologists and innovators. Exciting time, and great to work with all of you to make it happen.”

A number of members of the NHSX team, including CEO, Matthew Gould and chief digital officer, Tara Donnelly, will be speaking at Digital Health Rewired on 4 March at Olympia London.

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