NHS Digital's chief executive, Sarah Wilkinson, has welcomed the launch of NHSX, which was be announced today.
Responding to the announcement, Sarah said: "The NHS Long Term Plan describes a hugely ambitious vision for the next generation of the NHS and much of that vision depends on new digital, data and technology capabilities.
"The program of digital transformation ahead of us is extraordinary in terms of its scale, its complexity and the extent to which it can change lives. It will require sophisticated strategic planning, strong leadership and very tight partnership between organisations across the system.
"This new joint venture between the organisations who currently define digital strategy and commission digital services will create cohesion in these activities by concentrating work and capabilities in one unit.
"Within NHS Digital we view NHSX as an important and welcome initiative and we are absolutely committed to working closely with colleagues in NHSX to make this new venture a success."