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Our governance

NHS Digital is led by the board and our executive management team.

NHS Digital Board

The NHS Digital Board is our most senior decision-making body, accountable to the public, Parliament and the Secretary of State for Health.

Board meetings are held regularly throughout the year and papers, agendas and minutes are made available online. They help shape our strategy.


Noel Gordon, Chair

Non-Executive Directors

Interim Chief Executive

Rob Shaw

Executive Members

Ex officio Members

Other members of the Executive Management Team (may attend the Board at the direction of the Chair);

  • Roberta Barker, Interim Director of People and Organisational Development
  • Tom Denwood, Director of Data and Integration
  • Nic Fox, Director of Provider Digitisation and Programmes (interim)
  • James Hawkins, Director of Programmes
  • Eve Roodhouse, Director of Implementation and Programmes (interim)
  • Sean Walsh, Interim Director of Operations & Assurance Services and Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)


Board meetings

Our Board holds both public and business meetings regularly throughout the year. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.

Board membership

Our Board, made up of our executive directors and non-executive directors.

Our strategy

This documents sets out the HSCIC's strategy for 2015-20 across all the areas for which we are responsible.

NHS Digital annual report and accounts 2016 to 2017

Our annual report and accounts for 2016 to 2017 were laid before parliament on 11 July 2017.

How we support diversity and inclusion

As an organisation we value and understand differences in our people and use it to innovate. Our Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Report sets out how we'll deliver this.

Data provision notices

We issue a Data Provision Notice each time we use our statutory power under Section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act). The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), also known as NHS Digital, issues a Data Provision Notice each time it uses the statutory power under Section 259 (1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

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