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Dr Sam Shah

Digital Health Advisor

Dr Sam Shah is a Digital Health Advisor to a few technology suppliers. He was previously Director of Digital Development for NHSx. Sam has worked on a number of initiatives across the NHS, including the flagship project to digitise urgent care. He had two main portfolios spanning digital development of the health ecosystem and some national technology programmes. Sam is experienced in delivering transformation supported and enabled by digital technology, having worked on the launch of online shopping services and online banking systems. He has supported the development and adoption of a number of technology projects in England but has also worked with digital health start-ups from across the world. Sam is one of the inaugural members of the NHS Digital Academy, aimed at developing the digital leadership in the NHS. He is committed to the development of individuals from BAME backgrounds and has one of the most diverse teams in digital services. As a clinician with a background in primary healthcare and public health he is aware of the need to design services through a citizen-centric approach.

He has been championing an approach to digital transformation with a focus on users, their needs and improved outcomes.

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