The latest Digital Health Unplugged is now live – this time with a one-on-one chat with Simon Bolton.

Host Andrea Downey spoke to the interim chief executive of NHS Digital about his goals for the organisation, building back after Covid-19 and recently set targets around diversity.

Bolton addresses the need for workforce resilience as the NHS recovers from the pandemic, adding that he wants to lead by example in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected.

He also spoke about the need for better collaboration at the centre to streamline communications on digital strategies which he hopes will boost engagement from the frontline.

And, of course, he couldn’t be a guest on Digital Health Unplugged without being asked about the concerns surrounding the General Practice Data for Research and Planning (GPDPR) service.

Bolton said many lessons were learned during the GPDPR consultation and admits the organisation needs to be clearer in how patient data will be used going forward – for him it’s about being open and honest at all points of the process.

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