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Rob Shaw

Rob Shaw has been the Deputy Chief Executive of NHS Digital since August 2017. Rob previously held the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2017.

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Rob was appointed as NHS Digital's Deputy Chief Executive in August 2017, after serving as Interim Chief Executive in early 2017 and Chief Operating Officer since April 2016. He was awarded the CBE for his services to Health and Social Care in 2018.

He is Managing Director of Platforms, Infrastructure and Live Services and is the organisations Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)

Rob is currently leading, with the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK input to the Global Digital Health Partnership and leads the Cyber Security strand.

He joined as Director of Operations and Assurance Services in April 2014 and managed the insourcing of three critical infrastructure services: the core NHS Spine systems, the Care Identity Service (CIS) and the Secondary Uses Service (SUS). He was SRO for Spine and CIS and delivered the Programmes on Open Source technology. He was also responsible for overseeing the provision of more than 60 essential live services to NHS and social care organisations which have had overall availability of 99.96%.

Rob continues to run CareCert which is one of only three government Certs in UK and has strong relationships with the National Cyber Security Committee.

In 2009, he became Director of the then Technical Assurance Group and in 2012 he also took over management of Technical Architecture and Infrastructure.

Last edited: 8 March 2019 9:23 am