New Digital


Digital technology is a new and significant element of any business and it is fundamentally disrupting business models across all industries. The capacity of this area to support transformational change is enormous. As an individual leader and as boards, understanding and leading organisations that maximise benefits and minimise risks associated with the new digital world is essential. Evidence from our own and other industries indicates that good ‘digital’ leadership is no different from good leadership. However, there are leadership capabilities that are increasingly more specific in this rapidly changing world.

Below are some suggested resources you may find helpful:

NHS Digital, now part of the NHS England Transformation Directorate, designs, develops and operates the national IT and data services that support clinicians at work, help patients get the best care, and use data to improve health and care.

NHS X is now part of the NHS England Transformation Directorate, supporting the digital transformation of healthcare.

Sonia Patel (National Chief Information Officer, Health and Social Care) 2020

The first in a series of guides from NHS Providers which support the Digital Boards programme.

Outlines ‘Digital’ being what you are, not what you do. It includes tips around environment, users, workforce, leadership and then tech, data and process.

Identifies how technological developments in four areas – genomics, artificial intelligence, digital medicine and robotics – will change the roles, functions and training of clinical staff of all disciplines over the next two decades.

The document provides a clear definition and framework for the development of digital capabilities in all staff and recently reviewed Digital Literacy e-learning products. Appendix B of this document identifies 136 you may wish to use.

For digital experts to maintain and improve their knowledge base.

This report examines how business cases are used within government departments’ transformation teams. It suggests ways in which planning, implementation and leadership can be improved, leading to better outcomes for digital transformation projects.

Professional support and development for Chief Information Officers and Chief Clinical Information Officers