CIO, NHS England
Will Smart is CIO of NHS England and a member of the CHIME Board of Trustees. In a joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS to ensure that the opportunities that digital technologies offer are fully exploited to improve the experience of patients and caregivers in their interactions with health and social care; the outcomes for patients; and improved efficiencies in how care is delivered.Prior to taking up this role, Smart was CIO at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for six years and. He first worked in the NHS in Wales and Northern Ireland during his placement year from university, before taking up an analytics role at St. Mary's NHS Trust in London on graduation. In addition to senior roles in the NHS, he has worked as a management consultant with major assignments focusing on IT strategy, service transformation, major IT service and contract reviews and outsourcing.