Digital Leadership Summit

Digital Health is proud to host the CCIO, CIO and CNIO Networks, the largest network of NHS IT leaders. The prestigious Digital Leadership Summit, now in its sixth year, is dedicated to NHS CIOs, CCIOs, CNIOs and future digital leaders, and will again focus on the challenges of digital leadership in the NHS, with inspirational international and UK keynotes, workshops and leadership masterclass sessions

Following the opening keynote from Sarah Wilkinson, CEO NHS Digital, Matthew Gould, CEO NHSX, will deliver an update from NHSX

They will be joined by Dr Owen Williams, CEO of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT; Dr Richard Jenkins CEO of Barnsley NHS FT and interim CEO The Rotherham NHS FT; plus Sam Allan, CEO of Sussex Partnership NHS FT and Chair of the Health & Care Women Leaders Network.

All sessions will be CPD certified. Partners for the Leadership Summit include Fed-IP, FCI, CHIME, The Shuri Network and One HealthTech.

  • Morning Keynotes:
    • Sarah Wilkinson, CEO, NHS Digital
    • Matthew Gould, CEO, NHSX

    Leading NHS CEOs on their digital journeys:

    • Dr Owen Williams, CEO, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT
    • Dr Richard Jenkins, CEO, Barnsley NHS FT and interim CEO, Rotherham NHS FT
    • Samantha Allen, CEO, Sussex Partnership NHS FT and Chair of the Health & Care Women’s’ Leaders Network
    • Dr Navina Evans, CEO, Health Education England

    International keynotes:

    • Shayne Hunter, Deputy-Director General, Data & Digital at Ministry of Health New Zealand
    • Ryan Smith, CIO & VP, Intermountain Care
    • Dr Karen Murphy, CIO and Founding Director of Geisinger Steele Institute for Health Innovation
    • Russ Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME


  • Fantastic interactive workshop sessions:
    • Building a vibrant digital nursing leadership community, with NHSX
    • Digital aspirants and digital maturity
    • Board already? CCIO/CDIO/CIO experiences and lessons from being on boards
    • Future digital leaders, where next? With Health Education England
    • BAME and diversity, progress and next steps with The Shuri Network
    • A skilled and professionally developed Health and Care Informatics workforce has never been more vital, with Fed-IP
    • Where are the missing CIOs? With CHIME
    • Digital entrepreneurs and pioneers, with DigitalHealth.London
    • Overcoming the barriers to joined-up health and care, with OneLondon Collaborative

Sponsored by:


Matt Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care


CEO, NHS Digital




Deputy CEO, NHS Providers

Dr Owen

CEO, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT

Dr Richard

CEO, Barnsley NHS FT and Interim CEO, The Rotherham NHS FT

15 – 19 MARCH