Sonia Patel

Chief Information Officer

Recently appointed as the NHSX CIO for health and social care across England, Sonia’s key priorities are to provide a clear vision for 'What Good digital transformation Looks Like’ for the nation; support in the best way possible the levelling-up of digital foundations for front-line organisations; suring up local board's ownership of digital transformation; building a digitally confident workforce to provide new and meaningful ways to empower citizens health and well-being through the use of technology and data.

She brings 20 years of healthcare sector experience, and her breadth and wealth of knowledge makes her an authentic leader that has proven to deliver digital innovation even in the most challenging of circumstances. She’s passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion, a big supporter of the shuri network and stemettes, and also actively mentors up and coming talent.