Sources told Digital Health that Smart is expected to leave his role as part of the wholesale shake-up of IT leadership at NHS England.
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Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports that the era of exemplar could be coming to an end following an event focussed on the LHCRE programme.
Inderjit Singh, national lead on the LHCRE programme and head of architecture and cyber security at NHSX is joining PA Consulting.
Matthew Gould will also attend as a delegate to meet with and hear from the diverse range of NHS CCIOS, CIOs, CNIOs and Future Digital Leaders taking part.
The new £12.5 million, seven-year contract will focus on building on and joining up existing shared care records for 3.8m citizens across Surrey, the Thames Valley and Buckinghamshire.
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Digital Health News understands that NHS Digital is set to appoint co-founder and co-chair of the INTEROPen standards group, Dr Amir Mehrkar.
When the Local Health and Care Record Exemplars LHCREs were created, the official line is that they would support local direct care and enable population health management and analytics at regional level. But, as Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports, tensions are emerging on whether they should also provide a bridge to a federated care.data-like national data resource.
The three new selected LHCRE sites which have been awarded money are the Share2Care, the Great North Care Record and the South West.
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The NHS App that launched at the end of December is a prestige project on the road to NHS digitisation championed by first Jeremy Hunt and now by Matt Hancock. But it’s just lost two of its key leaders and faces serious technical challenges if it is to become the default digital gateway for patients. Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports.