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Matthew Gould denies speculation that NHSX is disappearing
NHSX chief executive Matthew Gould has called speculation that the tech unit is disappearing “wide of the mark” and insisted it has a “hugely exciting” future. His comments follow plans revealed last month , to incorporate NHSX in a new transformation directorate, which will bring together digital and operational improvement teams across NHS England and NHS Improvement.
In a blog post , Gould said the work of NHSX was “speeding up and scaling up, massively” with recruitment underway for two new Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) director roles, leading on data policy and tech policy. An NHSX spokesperson confirmed that the roles have closed to advert with interviews about to take place.
Gould shared the work NHSX is undertaking to simplify information governance guidance, fund more artificial intelligence (AI) innovation and drive the better regulation of AI in digital and healthcare.
He added that NHSX had been publishing standards that will form its open catalogue and is planning to set up the governance structures that will ensure compliance.
The tech unit will also “step up” work to ensure deals on data give a fair return to the NHS through the Centre for Improving Data Collaboration and is preparing to roll out […]