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Tom Denwood

Executive Director of Data, Insights and Statistics - NHS Digital

Tom passionately believes that putting people in control of their care, through the use of technology, will enhance their lives and those of their families and carers. He has extensive experience in leading major health technology programmes for over 15 years – with the last ten years in complex turnaround scenarios.

In his current role Tom is part of the NHS Digital Executive Team, and co-leads the Data Services Directorate at NHS Digital, collecting, holding in trust, and making available the nations health and care data, as well as responsibility for data standards, and data architecture. In this role he is transforming the data services, implementing a new data platform, developing deeper partnerships, and launching new services. One such example is NHS DigiTrials, jointly with the University of Oxford, IBM and Microsoft, to deliver services to clinical triallists.

He is also the Senior Responsible Owner for the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), the new data network for health and care organisations, which is delivering improved connectivity at lower cost of ownership for the NHS, deadline August 2020.

Having started his career at Deloitte Consulting, Tom worked on the Mayor of London’s Congestion Charging Scheme, NHS National Programme for IT, and London 2012 Olympic Games Security Programme.  He has a graduate degree in Biology from the University of Birmingham, a post graduate degree in Major Programme Management from the University of Oxford and is a graduate of HM Government’s Major Projects Leadership Academy. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.