Nelson, Sara /

Sara Nelson

Deputy Programme Director of DigitalHealth.London

Sara is currently Deputy Programme Director for DigitalHealth.London and lead of the Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme. In January 2020 she was appointed Deputy Chief Nursing Information Officer at NHSX and will be taking up the role full time from March.
Sara is a nurse who has worked in the NHS for over 27 years, not only in clinical roles, but also in site management and as a senior nurse for digital at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). Her work has centred on “bridging the gap” to support the cultural change needed for digital transformation within the NHS. As part of a central knowledge hub for digital projects across GSTT, Sara and her team also provided advice and validation for clinicians looking to implement new technologies. She has an excellent understanding of the needs of NHS patients and the staff that care for them, and is passionate about bringing the benefits of new technologies to patients and professionals from across health and care more quickly.
Sara is a graduate of the NHS Digital Academy, a virtual organisation set up to develop a new generation of excellent digital leaders who can drive the information and technology transformation of the NHS.