Weeknote: 7 to 11 November 2022

What did I enjoy? Helen, Lara, and I presented to an advisory group of NHS England and NHS Digital exec and non-exec directors about the shift we're making to a product mindset across our new organisation. We had a good discussion and an encouraging response. It's always helpful to hear how our most senior decision-makers … Continue reading Weeknote: 7 to 11 November 2022

Weeknote: 20 to 23 September 2022

What did I enjoy? I'm enjoying seeing the long-awaited work on urgent and emergency care (UEC) strategy coming together. It's taken a long time to get to this point, and I'm especially proud that my team's input is threaded through the whole document, not confined to the "digital enablers" section. Some work we were already … Continue reading Weeknote: 20 to 23 September 2022

Weeknotes triple edition: 30 August to 16 September 2022

I just returned to a half-finished note from the week before the August bank holiday and published that pretty much as I found it, leaving 3 more weeks to catch up on. The main reason for my weeknoting hiatus was that I've been busy every weekend - visiting in-laws in London, taking my son back … Continue reading Weeknotes triple edition: 30 August to 16 September 2022

Weeknote: 15 to 19 August 2022

What did I enjoy? As ever, meeting with ambulance digital leaders. Joining this group helps me understand what's important in the digital, data, and technology world for the regional services that our national NHS teams are here to support. On Tuesday, I chaired a steering group for the projects in our transformation programme. Colleagues gave … Continue reading Weeknote: 15 to 19 August 2022

Weeknote: 27 June to 1 July 2022

What did I enjoy? Meeting people, some face-to-face for the first time, out for drinks to mark an NHS England colleague's retirement. There's a close-knit team around urgent care in the NHS national organisations. They've worked together for many years, and supported each other through the toughest of times both professionally and personally, but they're … Continue reading Weeknote: 27 June to 1 July 2022