Mark Nicholas, MBA, MSW, CQSW is a qualified and registered social worker, who has worked in both child and adult social care.
He is a strong believer in integrated working across professions and the importance of intervening early in the lives of individuals to prevent problems worsening. This last led to him managing one of the first Sure Start programmes and commissioning the first fully operational children's centre in the country.
At NHS Digital, Mark is the Chief Social Worker and social care lead for the organisation. He was the driving force behind the creation of the National Social Care Advisory Group on digital, which is the social care reference group of the National Information Board.