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Simon Bolton

Interim Chief Executive at NHS Digital
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Simon joins the organisation from Test and Trace, where he has been Chief Information Officer since August 2020. He was previously CIO of Jaguar Land Rover and brings deep and varied IT delivery, operations and leadership experience.

Simon formally took on the role of interim CEO on 4 June 2021.


Simon Bolton
By Simon Bolton. 9 June 2021
Simon Bolton, Interim CEO of NHS Digital, explains why we are giving people more time to reflect on the launch of the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR).

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8 June 2021
This news release states that the collection was due to begin in September. Please note that the collection has since been deferred to allow the programme to benefit from even greater protections and assurances owing to tougher safeguards that will be put in place before implementation.
Simon Bolton interim CEO
29 April 2021
NHS Digital has announced today that Simon Bolton has been appointed as its interim CEO.