NHS Digital Chief Executive Andy Williams has announced to staff he will retire from his role on 31 March 2017.
In a statement Andy said: “Making effective use of information, technology and data across the health and care system is an enormously important endeavour. We now have a strong portfolio of programmes at national and local level that will play their part in helping to change the way health and care is delivered for the benefit of patients and clinicians.
“Whilst this was a very difficult decision for me to make, I’m confident that NHS Digital will successfully deliver the personalised health and care agenda under its new leadership. I also want to thank the Board and my Executive Team for all the support they have given me over the last three years. I’ve enjoyed my time enormously in this role and between now and the end of March, I want to make sure that I do everything to ensure we deliver against our objectives and that NHS Digital is in good shape for my successor.”
Recruitment for a new CEO is now beginning, with public advertisement of the role to follow and the expectation an appointment will be made before Andy’s departure.